You can generate keys for use with the host-based and public key authentication for the SSH protocol. After the keys are generated, you must place the public key file on the nodes. The location of the private key file is specified in the Set Keys dialog box, which can be accessed from the SSH/SFTP tab.
- In SMClient, select .
- From the Client Connections Window, select .
In the Key Generator dialog box, configure the following options to generate a key:
Option Description Key Location Specifies the location where the public and private keys are stored. For example, if you enter C:\Temp\key, the private key is stored in C:\Temp\key and the public key is stored in C:\Temp\key.pub.
Use Browse to go to the location where you want to store the key files.
Password Password that needs to be used to protect the private key file. If no password is specified, a message asks you to confirm that you want the private key stored in clear text.Host-based keys need to be password protected. Algorithm Specifies whether you want to use the RSA or DSA key algorithm. Verify Password Verifies that you entered the correct password in the Password box. Key Size Indicates the size of the key in bits. The key size must be an integer value from 512 to 2048. Public Key Format Identifies the format of the public key. Select either IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) or OpenSSH.