How can I configure access settings in CWP7 to enable SSH key authentication instead of passwords
How do I set up SSH keys and access in CWP7?
Welcome to this informative article on setting up SSH keys and access in CWP7!
SSH keys provide a more secure way to access your server and authenticate yourself compared to traditional password-based authentication. With CWP7, you can easily configure and manage SSH keys for added convenience and security.
- Log in to your CWP7 control panel.
- Once logged in, navigate to the “SSH Keys” section. Typically, you can find this under the “Security” or “SSH” tab.
- Within the “SSH Keys” section, click on the “Generate a New SSH Key” button.
- In the popup window, specify a name for your key. This name will help you identify the key later if you need to manage multiple keys.
- Next, choose the type of key you want to generate. The recommended key type is RSA.
- Set an optional passphrase for your key. While this adds an extra layer of security, it’s not essential.
- Click “Generate Key” to create your SSH key pair. The control panel will generate both a public key and a private key for you.
- Once the key is generated, you will see the public key displayed in the control panel. Copy the entire key starting from “ssh-rsa” and ending with your email address.
- Now, with the public key copied, it’s time to add it to your server. Open a terminal or SSH client and connect to your server.
- Once connected, navigate to the .ssh directory in your home directory. If it doesn’t exist, create it using the command “mkdir ~/.ssh”.
- In the .ssh directory, create or open the “authorized_keys” file using a text editor.
- Paste the previously copied public key into this file, and save it.
- Finally, ensure the correct permissions are set for the .ssh directory and the authorized_keys file. Generally, you should set the directory permission to 700 (drwx——) and the authorized_keys file permission to 600 (-rw——-).
That’s it! You have successfully set up SSH keys and access in CWP7. Now, you can securely authenticate your server using the private key associated with the generated SSH key pair.
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