How do I use the SSH-RSA options on the Director Management Console?
How do I generate a SSH-RSA setup so I can use these protocols to login to the Director Management Console ( DMC) or through PUTTY into the Director Command line interface ( CLI).
How do I use the SSH-RSA options when I log into the Director Management Console (DMC)?
I can login through a Putty ssh interface, using a private key authentication, but I cannot login through the DMC using the same SSH RSA generated key.
The Director User Interface (DMC) fails SSH RSA authentication with this message:
"Invalid Username or Identity file or Identity password"
NOTE: if you choose the option SSH-RSA in the DMC, instead of the default SSH-Simple, we require you to use the Open SSH format for the private key . Putty, however, can work with normal private key, but we cannot use the same formated key with the Web user interface - DMC.
Here are instructions on how to generate a Key using the Putty Key Generator. We then use the Java based DMC to login using this generated key, employing the SSH- RSA option in the User interface. In the second section of the article we provide instructions on how to Configure PUTTY to use a private SSH-RSA KEY. As stated above, you cannot use the same key generated in step two, for the java based DMC. In other words, if you only need to use the DMC with this protcol, do not complete step two.
1: SSH-RSA Configuration Setup to use in the java based DMC:
2: Configuring PuTTY to use a private SSH-RSA key :
If you want to login to the Director Command line interface (CLI) using a Putty session that employs a private key encrypted to use SSH-RSA then you don't need to export it to a Open SSH key, as per above. We require you, however, to use normal Private key, as shown below.
LINKS to other articles:
For details on how to access, use, and the syntax need for the command line interface feature of Director, see KB4178
For details on how to configure RADIUS, see FAQ2878.
For details on how to configure RADIUS, see FAQ2879.
For a definition of Secure Shell- SSH- see WIKI SITE
For a definition of RSA, see WIKI SITE
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