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Support ecdsa public key under the SSH configuration

Can we support ecdsa public key under the SSH configuration when deploying Linux VM from Azure Portal or ARM template.

Currently the restriction is that only RSA keys are supported in the SSH configuration and it will give error if we use ecdsa public keys:
'message': 'The value of parameter linuxConfiguration.ssh.publicKeys.keyData is invalid.'

Is there a roadmap?

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  • Mike Savage commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seriously...why would this _not_ be supported? With ECDSA you can get the same level of security as RSA but with smaller keys. This would be an easy fix...

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