Change SSH RSA passphrase

ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa -p
Protects your secret identity with a passphrase. OSX 10.6 automatically does key forwarding and can store the passphrase in the keychain. For other OSes, use ssh -A or set ForwardAgent in ssh_config to enable forwarding. Then use ssh-agent/ssh-add.
Sample Output
Key has comment 'id_rsa'
Enter new passphrase (empty for no passphrase): 
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved with the new passphrase.

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By: darkfader
2010-07-19 12:53:35

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