SSH allows secure file transfer and remote logins over the internet. Your connection via SSH is encrypted allowing the secure connection. In this section you can manage you’re SSH keys to allow automation when logging in via SSH.
Using public key authentication is an alternative to password authentication. Since the private key must be held to authenticate, it is virtually impossible to brute force. You can Import existing keys, generate new keys, as well as manage/delete keys.
Manage your SSH keys to allow automation when logging in via SSH.
Login to cpanel with your details and go to the security section on the page and click on the SSH/Shell Access button.
After clicking on the SSH/Shell Access button you will redirected to
The public and private keys are similar to a puzzle. They are created together to use during the login/authentication process. The public key resides on the server (the remote location).
The private key resides locally on your computer/server. When you attempt to login to a server, the public and private key are compared. If they “match”, then you will be allowed to login to the server location.
Now click on the manage SSH Keys
Now in this page you can import a key or generate a new key.
You can download the private/public keys here and import into PuTTY (or other SSH clients) if you prefer using something else for SSH connections. Or, if you have been using PuTTY, you can import the public/private keys by click on Import Key. You can also download your key in PuTTY’s ppk format under View/Download.
When you click on generate a new key you will be redirected to
After clicking on generate key button you will be receive a confirmation that your key has been generated.