ssh-keygen -t dsaand follow the prompts. If you're going to use the shared key to log into a system where user identities shouldn't be shared (i.e iVEC) save the key file as something like
/home/observer/.ssh/id_dsa_username_galaxy, and use a non-blank passphrase
scp .ssh/id_dsa_username_galaxy firstname.lastname@example.org:
.ssh/authorized_keys filewith a command like
cat id_dsa_username_galaxy » .ssh/authorized_keys
ssh-add .ssh/id_dsa_username_galaxy. You'll have to enter your passphrase once this way.