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Created 21 Dec 2009
Modified 04 Aug 2011

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How To use a certificate for SSH authentication

This article shows how to use a private key certificate for a public key SSH authentication.

If you already have a public key file or a certificate imported into the Windows certificate store go to Step 2.

Step 1: Create private key certificate

  1. Go to the Favorite Properties
  2. Go to the SSH - Authentication page
  3. Select Key File from the combo box in the Private Key paragraph
  4. Click on the Create Key button
  5. Follow the instructions in the key wizard

Step 2: Use private key certificate

  1. Go to the Favorite Properties
  2. Go to the SSH - Authentication page
  3. a) If you have a private key file select Key File in the Private Key paragraph
    b) If your private key is stored in the Windows certificate store select Personal Certificate Store
  4. Select the key file or the certificate

Keywords
ssh, authentication, public key, private key