If you're using a brand new Cloud IDE, first complete the "Get Started" instructions. Click on the CONFIGURE IDE button. This opens up a Terminal window and automatically creates and uploads an SSH key that is associated with your Acquia Cloud Platform account.
Once this is done, you should have a new SSH key pair generated under
/home/ide/.ssh - It takes the form:
- Private key:
- Public key:
As with any SSH key, you should never share the private key with anyone. The public key is meant to be installed on other servers so you can successfully establish a secure connection with your IDE.