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Manage root’s SSH Keys

Managing SSH Keys with WHM

To manage SSH keys, follow this guide, as it will show you how to add, import, and manage them with your server.  SSH keys will be divided into two types: public and private.

Log in to your whm>>security centre >>Manage root’s SSH Keys

Step 2: Click on the Security Center button

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Step 3: Click on Manage root’s SSH Keys button

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You can equally search for the security center in the WHM search box in the top left and then click on Manage root’s SSH Keys under the available options within the column.

How Do I Generate A New SSH Key?

This section will show you how to generate a new key, public or private.

Step 1:  Click the Generate New Key button.

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Step 2: Create a unique key name in the Key Name text box

Step 3: Enter a password for the key name if you wish

  • 3a:  Confirm password, if necessary
  • 3b: You can use the Password Generator to generate a random password

Step 4: Pick your preferred Key Type

  • RSA – Faster verification times
  • DSA – Faster generation and signing times

Step 5: Select your preferred Key Size

Larger the size, the better the security, but the slower the authentication speed

Step 6: Click the Generate Key button

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How Do I Import An SSH Key?

Step 1: Click the Import Key button.

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Step 2: Create a custom key name in the first text box

a. When you create a custom key name, the SSH key must be specified when you log in to server b. To be specific, you’ll need to run the following command:

ssh user@ example -i /root/.ssh/key_ name

Step 3: Enter the Private key passphrase in the text box if you’re using a PPK (PuTTY Key Generator) file

Step 4: Paste the Private key into the box

Step 5: Paste the Public key into the box

Step 6: Click the Import button

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How Do I Manage The Keys?

You can manage the keys you create and import through the Public and Private Keys tables at the bottom of the Manage root’s SSH Keys section. You can perform the following actions: Delete Key, View/Download Key, and Manage Authorization.

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