How to add SSH Keys to your servers from the control panel. Print

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One great thing about our control panel is the ability to manage and store SSH keys for passwordless access to your servers. The guide below will get you started.

Step 1: Login to your VPS Control Panel here: https://control.incogvps.com:4083

Step 2: Choose, "SSH Keys" from the sidebar menu. If you have none added, you will see a message stating this with the option to add one directly below it.

Step 3: Select, "Add SSH Key" from the page displayed. If you do not know what this is or how to do it, more information can be found here: https://www.ssh.com/academy/ssh/keygen .

Please take the liberty to search the web using your search engine of choice for guides catered towards generating a SSH keypair for your operating system or device. For example, Linux Mint users may find this helpful: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+to+generate+ssh+key+for+linux+mint whereas Windows users may find this helpful: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+to+generate+ssh+key+windows+10

The key that you are pasting into the displayed text box will being with ssh-rsa

Step 4: Click, "List VPS" from the sidebar menu. You are going to want to choose the VPS that you wish to add this new ssh key to here.

Step 5: Select, "Settings" and then go, "SSH Keys" from the displayed menu options.

Step 6: You'll receive a 'Success' message indicating the key has been added and will be active after the next reboot. Please reboot your VPS from the control panel at this time.

Step 7: Attempt to SSH into your VPS. If all goes well, you will not be prompted for a password and will gain access to your server using your SSH key.

 

Optional, but recommended Step 8: Modify your /etc/ssh/sshd_config to disable root password with a password, change your SSH port, and other common / basic SSH security settings. Here is an adequate guide: https://linuxhandbook.com/ssh-hardening-tips/


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