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SSH Configuration

Discussion in 'Security' started by lpdourado, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. lpdourado

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    Hi,

    I need some help on SSH configuration.

    I have a webserver with the cPanel platform and I don't have the SSH connection set.
    I've already tried to create SSH Keys (public and private) with sucess and enable the authorization for private key.
    The problem are when I try to import the SSH key (public or private?) to PuTTy.

    I've already read that I need to use the PuTTygen and I've follow the steps (Menu --> Conversions --> Import Key), select the downloaded .ppk (private key) from my webserver cPanel and after that tell me to insert the passphrase (I think this is the password that I gave to the SSH Key when I generated). Where, I can't pass this phase.

    Anyone can help me if I created the SSH Key correctly? If is another procedure to setup the SSH connection?

    Thank you for your time.


    Regards.
     
  2. lpdourado

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    **Correction**
    I enable the authorization for public key, not for private key.
     
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    Hi,

    There is no need to use PuttyGEN when creating the key via cPanel. In Putty, go to SSH > Auth and you can import the Private Key you downloaded from cPanel there. Remember it is the .ppk version you require.
     
  4. lpdourado

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    Hi,

    Thank you.
    After I tried your solution, I contacted with my webserver provider, but they don't give the permission for SSH access, I must have a VPS server.

    Thank you any way.

    Regards.
     
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