Open a terminal on your system, this can be on Mac, Linux, or MobaXTerm on Windows. You will use the
ssh-keygen program to generate the keys, so type
ssh-keygen and press Enter. The following example shows it on a Mac, but it should be similar on any OS. You should accept the file path unless you have a specific reason to use a different one. Protecting the key with a passphrase will make it more secure, but will require you to type in the passphrase you set here to use it. If you do set a passphrase make sure that this passphrase is not your USD account password and is a completely different, secure, passphrase.