If you are connecting to an external service or are setting up SimpleSAML and need to store a private key in a persistent and secure location, it's recommended to create a directory off your home directory. In the example below, we use a directory named "private_keys", but you can change the name to best suit your needs:
Replace [SITENAME] with your application's site name.
To create a directory off your home directory:
- SSH into your server
- Change directory to your home directory:
- Create the directory: