TIL: SSH Key Permissions Must Be Exact!

September 6, 2018

I just learned that if your private/public key files in ~/.ssh are not properly secured, the SSH service will refuse to acknowledge them.

How To Load Composer Packages from a VCS Repo

August 26, 2018

Another TIL short tip, this time on composer syntax for loading a custom package (or a non-registered package, or whatever the case may be) from version control.

Today I Learned: How to Convert a PPK Key File to OpenSSH Format

August 8, 2018

A coworker uses Putty to generate an SSH public/private keypair. Putty (wonderful little utility that it is) generates those files in a proprietary format / container file which must be unpacked to be usable by OpenSSH. Here's how to do that "unpacking" on Linux or OSX.