SSH keys are a way to identify trusted computers, without involving passwords. The steps below will walk you through generating an SSH key and adding the public key to the server.
Step 1: Check for SSH Keys
First, check for existing SSH keys on your computer. Open Git Bash, Cygwin, or Terminal, etc. and enter:
Check the directory listing to see if you already have a public SSH key. By default, the filenames of the public keys are one of the following:
If you see an existing public and private key pair listed (for example id_rsa.pub and id_rsa) that you’d like to use, you can skip Step 2 and go straight to Step 3.
Step 2: Generate a new SSH key
Setup OpenSSH (Cygwin) for public key authentication. But you could as easily use Cygwin SSH on your workstation: In MobaXterm window: We need to generate some public-private keys. Note that in our case we need PK keys for passwordless authentication, so we didn't password protect rsa private key in the example that follows. Generate SSH-keys Note: Remember your passphrase, you will have to configure it in your service components security-property-file in order to connect to your local SFTP-server. Generate the SSH-keys to use for public-key cryptography in a Cygwin window: $ ssh-keygen -t dsa Generating public/private dsa key pair.
SSH keys are a way to identify trusted computers, without involving passwords. The steps below will walk you through generating an SSH key and adding the public key to the server. Step 1: Check for SSH Keys First, check for existing SSH keys on your computer. Open Git Bash, Cygwin, or Terminal, etc. Before you can access IBM Order Management servers or environments, you must generate a pair of public and private keys for SSH logon and provide IBM the public key. You can use the Cygwin key generator utility to create the public and private keys for SSH logon that you need for accessing IBM Order Management environment servers and applications.
With your command line tool still open, enter the text shown below. Make sure you substitute in your email address:
You’ll be asked to enter a passphrase, or simply press Enter to not enter a passphrase:
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After you enter a passphrase (or just press Enter twice), review the fingerprint, or ‘id’ of your SSH key:
Step 3: Add your key to the ssh-agent
To configure the ssh-agent program to use your SSH key, first ensure ssh-agent is enabled.
If you are using Git Bash, turn on the ssh-agent with command shown below instead:
Then, add your SSH key to the ssh-agent:
Step 4: Add your SSH key to the server
To add your public SSH key to the server, you’ll copy the public SSH key you just created to the server. Substitute “username” with your username on the server, and “server.address.com” with the domain address or IP address of your server:
The server will then prompt you for your password:
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That’s it! You should now be set up to connect to the server without having to authenticate.