Configure Public Key User Authentication: Reflection for Secure IT Client for Windows

Public key authentication requires both client and server configuration. The Reflection for Secure IT Client for Windows includes an upload utility that simplifies this process.

Note: If you have not changed the default public key settings, you don't need to make any changes to the server settings.

To configure the server

  1. Start the server console, and then click Configuration.
  2. Go to Authentication > Public Key and select Allow (the default). If you want to require public key authentication, don't make this change after until after you upload the client keys.
  3. Use the default values for User key directory and Authorization file name.
  4. Save your settings (File > Save Settings).

The next procedure generates the key pair on the client, uploads the public key to the server, and automatically updates the client user's authorization file.

To configure the Reflection for Secure IT Client for Windows

  1. Start the Reflection for Secure IT Client for Windows.
  2. Open the Reflection Secure Shell Settings dialog box (Connection > Connection Setup > Security).
  3. From the General tab, under User authentication, confirm that Public key is selected.
  4. From the User Keys tab, click Generate Key, specify your key options, and then click Create.
  5. Select the key in your user key list and click Upload.
  6. Enter your host, user name, and password in response to the prompts.
  7. Click OK in response to the key destination prompt.

    The default destination and authorization filenames in the destination prompt match the Reflection for Secure IT server defaults.

Note: Public key authentication is not supported for the local Guest account.

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