Console uses a node machine's private key to authenticate into the machine using
public key authentication. You must first store in Console the private key paired with
the public key on the node machine. You can store private keys privately in your user
preferences or globally in Console configurations. These SSH keys can then be used to
authenticate endpoints or transfers.
Go to your private SSH keys or Console's stored SSH Keys.
- Personal Preferences: Select Preferences
from the drop-down menu next to your username in the upper right-hand corner.
Then, click the SSH Private
- Console Configuration: Go to Configuration > SSH
Click New SSH Private Key.
Enter a descriptive name to represent the SSH key in Console.
Enter the filename of the key as it exists on the node. Do not include the
Upload the private key file provided by the node administrator.
Enter and confirm the passphrase of the key, if any.
Click Test to test the new SSH private key.
Provide the following information:
- The address of the computer that has the paired public key installed in
their authorized_keys file.
- The corresponding user name.
Then, click Connect with SSH Key
to test against the
Tip: If the connection fails, contact the node
administrator to make sure the public key is properly installed in the