?
Solved

SSH - Question about Host and Client Keys

Posted on 2015-01-14
1
Medium Priority
?
174 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-15
Hi All,

I'm learning an enterprise file transfer system to replace legacy FTP methods.  My main question revolves around the concept of SSH file transfers and how host keys and client keys work.  

Please refer to the screenshot attachment of the transfer configuration page:

Screenshot of SSH configuration page
My transfer system is acting as a client and I want to connect to the host SSH server named Test.com in this example.  I understand that the host key is obtained from the remote SSH server or I can choose "any key" if I want my client to accept and trust any key the host provides.  I understand that this reduces security.  

However, the main question I have is regarding the SSH Client Key.  As I understand it, I would generate a client key ("test client key" in my example) and provide this to the SSH server admin for him to configure on his server.  Is this correct?  Also if a username and/or password is going to be used, is this something that the SSH server admin needs to provide to me or do I have to create the username/password?  My assumption is that the SSH server admin has to provide the username/password to me which will give me access into his environment.  

Hopefully that makes sense.  Thanks for your assistance!
0
Comment
Question by:jdubai
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
1 Comment
 
LVL 62

Accepted Solution

by:
gheist earned 2000 total points
ID: 40551965
You have to provide SSH server admin with your public key.
0

Featured Post

Get proactive database performance tuning online

At Percona’s web store you can order full Percona Database Performance Audit in minutes. Find out the health of your database, and how to improve it. Pay online with a credit card. Improve your database performance now!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article, you will read about the trends across the human resources departments for the upcoming year. Some of them include improving employee experience, adopting new technologies, using HR software to its full extent, and integrating artifi…
This article was originally published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . If you have responsibility for software in production, I bet you’d like to know more about it. I don’t mean that you’d like an extra peek into the bowels of the sourc…
This video demonstrates how to use each tool, their shortcuts, where and when to use them, and how to use the keyboard to improve workflow.
In this brief tutorial Pawel from AdRem Software explains how you can quickly find out which services are running on your network, or what are the IP addresses of servers responsible for each service. Software used is freeware NetCrunch Tools (https…
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question