Configuring Private Key Authentication with Secure Shell

This section provides information on how to configure private key authentication with secure shell (SSH). The procedure is based on the following assumptions:

  • SSH is installed.

  • The SSH server is configured for private key authorization.

  • The ssh-keygen utility is part of the Cygwin installation. (To get this utility, you must enable the Open SSH components during Cygwin installation.)

Before you configure private key authentication, do the following:

  • Verify that the PPM user account can be used to log on to the remote host through the SSH session.

  • Add the RSA certificate information of the remote host to the ssh known_hosts file, which is located in the <PPM_Home> directory.