Storing SSH Keys on Console

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.
  1. 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 Keys tab.
    • Console Configuration: Go to Configuration > SSH Keys.
  2. Click New SSH Private Key.
  3. Enter a descriptive name to represent the SSH key in Console.
  4. Enter the filename of the key as it exists on the node. Do not include the directory.
  5. Upload the private key file provided by the node administrator.
  6. Enter and confirm the passphrase of the key, if any.
  7. Click Save.
  8. 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 computer.
    Tip: If the connection fails, contact the node administrator to make sure the public key is properly installed in the authorized_keys file.