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This interface allows you to add, import, and manage the SSH keys on your server. The system divides SSH keys into public and private key sets in two separate lists.
You can use SSH keys to securely transfer an account from one server (the remote server) to another server (the local or destination server). For more information, read our How to Copy an Account with SSH Keys documentation.
To generate a new SSH key set, which includes a public key and private key, perform the following steps:
To set a custom key name, enter the key name in the Key Name (defaults to id_dsa): text box.
If you set a custom key name, you must manually specify the SSH key when you log in to the server.
To manually set the SSH key, run the following command, where
Select the desired key size.
Larger key sizes are more secure, but they result in larger file sizes and slower authentication times.
Click Generate Key. WHM displays the saved location of the key.
For the new SSH key to function, you must authorize it. For more information, read the Manage your keys section below.
To import an existing SSH key, perform the following steps:
The Public Keys and Private Keys tables display the following information about your existing keys:
|Name||The key's name. Public and private keys share the same key name.|
Whether you have authorized the key.
You can perform the following actions: