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Configure Public Key Authentication

The following procedures configure client authentication using public keys.

To configure the client for public key authentication

  1. Open the Reflection Secure Shell Settings dialog box.
  2. On the General tab, check to be sure that Public Key is selected under User Authentication. (If you want to ensure that only public key authentication is used, clear the other options.)
  3. Click the User Keys tab. In the Use column, select the key or keys you want to use to authenticate to the currently specified host.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Add the private key(s) to your User Key list.

To configure the server for public key authentication


  • Secure Shell settings are saved to the Secure Shell configuration file for a given host (or SSH config scheme if you have specified one). You do not need to repeat this procedure for new connections to the same host (or scheme); the authentication settings you configure using this procedure affect any new connections to the same host (or scheme) from any Reflection application configured to use Secure Shell.
  • You can also configure public key authentication using the Reflection Key Agent.