Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

SSH - Question about Host and Client Keys

Posted on 2015-01-14
1
Medium Priority
?
185 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
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

VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Steps to fix error: “Couldn’t mount the database that you specified. Specified database: HU-DB; Error code: An Active Manager operation fail”
MSSQL DB-maintenance also needs implementation of multiple activities. However, unprecedented errors can hamper the database management. In that case, deploying Stellar SQL Database Toolkit ensures fast and accurate database and backup repair as wel…
Viewers will learn how to use the Hootsuite Dashboard.
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…
Suggested Courses

576 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