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cisco 5525 ver 9.8(2) how to enter a 4096bit ssh public key?

cealt45661
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asa 5525 Version 9.8(2)

 

We all have 4096 bit public keys.  These apparently are too big for the character buffer (ERROR: Input line size exceeded available buffer (510 characters).  

 

in other cisco gear I've used  "fold -b -w 72 ..."on the *nix box, and then was able to use key-string to paste the multistring output of the fold.   Apparently there is no equivalent to key-string in the ASA?

 

If not, then how do I put in our public keys?

 

thanks in advance

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Rob Ingram
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Hi @cealt45661 

It doesn't appear that the ASA 5525 supports 4096bit keys

 

"The 4096-bit RSA keys are only supported on the ASA5580, 5585, or later platforms."

Reference:- https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/security/asa-5500-x-series-next-generation-firewalls/200150-Cisco-Guide-to-Harden-Cisco-ASA-Firewall.html#anc16

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Rob Ingram
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Hi @cealt45661 

It doesn't appear that the ASA 5525 supports 4096bit keys

 

"The 4096-bit RSA keys are only supported on the ASA5580, 5585, or later platforms."

Reference:- https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/security/asa-5500-x-series-next-generation-firewalls/200150-Cisco-Guide-to-Harden-Cisco-ASA-Firewall.html#anc16

cealt45661
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Hm.  That is truly a shame.

 

Thank you.

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