SSH keys provide a more secure way to authenticate than using passphrases.Console
generally uses SSH keys for two purposes:
- Authentication to administer and configure a node.
- Authentication to make a transfer from one node to another.
You can store keys and find a list of existing keys by navigating to the SSH
Private Key page in either of two locations:
- Personal Preferences: Select Preferences from the
drop-down menu next to your username in the upper right-hand corner. Then, select
the SSH Keys tab.
- Console Configuration: Go to from the Console menu.
For more information on storing keys, see Storing SSH Keys on Console
The steps to using an SSH key differs if you are using an SSH key to make a
transfer or using one to make a transfer to nodes with endpoints that use SSH keys.
Using SSH Keys in TransfersA user must add an SSH key in his personal
preferences before he can use that key in a transfer. Even if the SSH key is configured
in Console Configuration settings, if the user did not the key in his personal
preferences, the key does not appear when he enters the credentials for a node to set up
Making Transfers to Nodes With Endpoints that Use SSH keys
transfers to nodes with endpoints using SSH keys, the transfer user on the initiating
node also needs to have the private key in the .ssh
folder. For a walkthrough of
this process, see Transferring Files with an Endpoint Using SSH Keys