Multiple SSH private keys

I covered my ideal ssh config settings a few days ago, but I left out one part, my ssh keys. When it comes to ssh keys I like to use a different key for different servers, or groups of servers.

I have one ssh key I use at work, one for my personal websites, and at the moment a 3rd for a side-project I’m working on.

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My ideal ssh client config set-up

Recently I was asked how I’d managed to set up alias’s for all of the development servers I use on a day to day basis on my work laptop (a MacBook Pro), and how I had managed to set a default username for all outgoing connections. To which I replied I’d just set up my most commonly used connections in my ssh config file. What follows is a sample of my ssh config, which will hopefully help you to write your own.
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