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How to remove the passphrase from a SSH key

The passphrase on a SSH key can be removed using the ssh-keygen command with the -p. This will interactively ask for the existing passphrase and provides the option to clear it.

# ssh-keygen -p -f /path/to/key-file
Enter old passphrase: 
Key has comment 'mykey'
Enter new passphrase (empty for no passphrase): 
Enter same passphrase again: 
Your identification has been saved with the new passphrase.

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