Managing SSH Keys

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The Key Manager as part of the Data Center Designer enables you to store up to 100 (public) SSH keys, which you can re-use for creating SSH logins.

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Key Manager: Manage Account > SSH Keys

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Storing an SSH Key in the Key Manager

To store an SSH key in the Key Manager, do the following:

  • Log in to the Data Center Designer.
  • Open the Key Manager (Manage Account > SSH Keys).
  • Click Add Key.
  • Enter a name for the SSH key in the Name field.
  • Click Add.
  • Copy your SSH key to the SSH Key field.
or
  • Upload an SSH key from a file.
NOTE: Please ensure the SSH keys you provide are valid. Their syntax and format are not being checked for correctness or validity.
  • (Optional) If you have not saved your changes yet, click on Reset to insert a new SSH key.
  • (Optional) Activate the Standard checkbox to create the SSH key as a standard key.
  • Confirm your entries by clicking Save.

Your SSH key has been stored in the Key Manager and is now available for the creation of SSH logins.

Removing an SSH Key from the Key Manager

To remove an SSH key from the Key Manager, do the following:

  • Log in to the Data Center Designer.
  • Open the Key Manager (Manage Account > SSH Keys).
  • Select the SSH key that you want to remove from the list.
  • Click Delete Key.
  • Confirm the removal of the SSH key by clicking OK.

The SSH key was removed from the Key Manager.

Defining a Default Key

To define a default key, do the following:

  • Log in to the Data Center Designer.
  • Open the Key Manager (Manage Account > SSH Keys).
  • If no SSH key is available, create one.
or
  • Select an SSH key from the list.
  • Activate/deactivate the Default checkbox.
  • Confirm your actions by clicking Save.

The selected SSH key was added to/removed from the list of standard keys.

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