How to use public key authentication as SSH credential

Last updated on: March 8th, 2021

To discover Linux machines with vScope you need to use the SSH credential. The SSH credential allows for two different authentication options to retrieve data from Linux:

  • User & Password Credential
  • Private Key Credential

How to use the public key authentication

To use the public key authentication, select “Private Key Credential” in the credential type dropdown.

Requirements

vScope doesn’t currently support the putty format instead you need to convert it to another, for example OPENSSH.

The private key should be in the following format:

-----BEGIN OPENSSH PRIVATE KEY-----
[Private Key]
-----END OPENSSH PRIVATE KEY-----

 

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