This article describes how to create an SSH Key and import it into CIC. Note that SSH keys must be in .pem format for CIC to import.
For Mac and Linux systems, you can generate SSH (OpenSSH) keys from the command line without the need to install additional software.
For Windows, you can also generate SSH (OpenSSH) keys from the command line if you have the Git Bash application (or other software). Or, if installed, you can use PuttyGen (part of the PuTTY application package) to generate a key with its UI.
Creating a Public/Private Key Pair
- Download PuTTY for your OS. PuttyGen (Putty Key Generator) should come with PuTTY.
- Open PuttyGen and click Generate to generate a new public/private key pair.
- Enter the Key passphrase and confirm it.
- Next, go to the Conversions menu and choose “Export OpenSSH key”.
- Save the key with a filename you choose and a .pem extension.
Importing the Private Key into CIC
- Go to CIC and login with your credentials. Please make sure you have access to tenant before logging in.
- Select the tenant you are working on.
- Go to Network-->Endpoint
- Add a new endpoint SFTP or FTP.
- Give it a test name
- Select the option to “select key…”
- Switch to Import and browse to .pem file we saved in previous step.
- Enter the password and select import.