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How to Authorize an SSH Key

Updated: November 27, 2023

An authorized key in SSH is a public key used for granting login access to users. The authentication mechanism is called public key authentication. Authorized keys are the only kind of credential that users are commonly able to self-provision. Authorized keys configure access credentials and grant access to servers and must be properly managed. The whole process is very simple and only takes a few minutes. With default configuration, anyone with access to a user account on a server can configure additional SSH keys for it.

In this tutorial, we will show you how to authorize an SSH Key.

Note: You must have Shell Access (SSH) enabled in order to establish a secure SSH connection. Contact Support to request SSH access.

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Cpanel Login Screen

Log into your cPanel Account.

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cPanel Security SSH Access

Scroll down to Security section and click on the SSH Access icon.

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Access SSH Keys

Click the Manage SSH Keys button.

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Key Manage

Locate the key name and click on the Manage button.

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Generate SSH Key

Click Authorize.

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