Connecting to a server with a key pair is much more secure than just using a password. In this video, learn how to create a key pair and configure a server to use it.
- [Instructor] Now that we have a user … to connect to our system with, … let's take a look at upgrading that user … to use a key instead of a password. … A key, or really a keypair, is made up of two parts, … a private key which you keep on your computer … and a public key which you store on servers … you want to connect to using the keys. … This process isn't specific to Sentos. … It's a fairly general thing to do … across the Linux ecosystem. … So we'll go through it a little quickly. … For more information about the process, … take a look at our Linux remote access … and system administration courses. … Generating the key usually starts on the client, … not on the server. … That's because it's the best practice … for users to keep their own private keys … rather than to have them be given keypairs … by the administrator. … You can think of a private key like a really long password. … As I mentioned earlier, … the public key is the portion that's sent to the server. … We'll generate a keypair with ssh_keygen, …
- What is CentOS?
- Installing CentOS
- Configuring networking manually
- Configuring the network with NetworkManager
- Connecting remotely
- Working with security-enhanced Linux (SELinux)
- Setting up a firewall
- Setting up a web server
- Sharing user home folders with Samba
- Setting up a desktop environment
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Basic Administration
3. Working with Security-Enhanced Linux (SELinux)
4. Working with Common Services and Applications
5. Using a Desktop
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