SSH Keys


In this page, you can find an explanation of how to add or generate a new SSH key, how to search for a SSH key and sort it, how to edit and delete a SSH key and other SSH key management actions.

Table of contents

  1. Add new SSH key
  2. Generate new SSH key
  3. Search for a SSH key
  4. Sort SSH keys
  5. Edit a SSH key
  6. Delete a SSH key

Add new SSH key

On the main Navigation Panel go to Cloud and choose SSH Keys. On this page you find all added SSH Keys with their details area.

SSH key details area includes:

SSH key name: Shows the name for the key so that you can more easily identify it.

Creation date: Shows when a SSH key was created in month-day-year format.
Fingerprint: Shows each Public Key fingerprint which is a sequence of bytes used to identify a longer public key. Fingerprints are created by applying a cryptographic hash function to a Public Key.

To add a SSH key which is already created, go to the SSH keys page and click the plus (+) button from the bottom right Add SSH Key.

On the next page fill next fields:

Name: in this field you will set a name for the key, so you can identify it easier.

Key Content: in this field you will add/paste your public key.

After filling the specified fields hit Save Key and a new SSH key will be added.

If you are prompted with the following message Your form contains errors, when trying to add a new SSH key, you have to check:

Name, as there might be some unsafe characters() used.

Key Content, as the SSH public key added might be invalid.

Generate new SSH key

In order to generate a new SSH key from the Ventus interface:

  • click on the plus (+) button from the bottom right Add SSH Key

  • create a name of a new SSH Key (only letters and numbers are accepted)

  • hit Generate Key

On the next page you can view the next fields:

Name: in this field you will see a name for the key, which you created, so you can identify it easier.

Key Content: In this field you will see the generated Public Key.

Private Key: This field will provide you the Private Key.

Hit Save Key and the new generated SSH key will be added.

Search for a SSH key

To search a SSH key from your dashboard, type the name in the search box from the top of the SSH keys page.

Sort SSH keys

From the top-right of the page, you can sort SSH keys by:

  • Name
  • Date created

Also, you can switch from Card View to List View by clicking on the grid from top-right. Examples are shown below:

Edit a SSH key

To edit a SSH key, click the icon for Edit and you will be able to change the Name and/or Key Content. To finish and save the changes press Save Key.

Delete a SSH key

To remove a SSH key you have to identify it in the dashboard and click the icon for Delete.

For example, see a quick recap