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I am setting up Public Key Authentication for shell access. Under section 4 on this link it indicates that I should be able to access root using SSHTerm, but I cannot find it in the menus. How do I add SSHTerm to WHM?

http://cpanel.net/security/publickeyusers.htm

I am having trouble setting up FileZilla to connect to root, even with SSH still enabled in WHM. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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SSHTerm is a Java-based SSH client. It can be found by clicking the SSH/Shell access button in the cPanel interface.

However, if you are root user on the system, you may wish to use a program designed for such things such as PuTTY.

Note that FileZilla cannot be used to connect to SSH (unless you mean SFTP).
 

datacommand

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No links to SSH/Shell Access

Thanks for the quick reply.

I do not have a button for SSH/Shell Access in my cPanel interface. Can I install or add it, or is this a support issue?

Yes, I did mean SFTP for FileZilla.

Is PuTTY the best choice for root access?
 

datacommand

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I do have SSH/Shell Access when I log into my domain cPanel manager. I do not have it for the root WHM interface.
 

datacommand

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I can understand why hackers give up wnen key are involved, because if it is this hard for users to setup and use, then it must be impossible for them.

I will have to come back later and try to set this up when I have a few more hours to burn.

The original link I sent does not imply that WHM has a link to shell access. But this page that linked to it says to set up a key in WHM tell me to generate a key and use it according to the instructions in the guide for users. That's were the implication was.

http://cpanel.net/security/publickeyauth.htm