Installing exclusive SSH keys

Content Platform S Series Node Help

Version
4.0.0
Audience
anonymous
Part Number
MK-HCPS027-02

Exclusive SSH keys come packaged in a file. The file name has this format:

HCP-S-SSHKeyPackage-<customer-name>-SN<s-series-node-serial-number>-timestamp.plk

In this format:

  • <customer-name> is the name of the customer that owns the S Series Node, with no spaces between words.
  • <s-series-node-serial-number> is the full serial number of the S Series Node.
  • timestamp is the date and time when the SSH key package was generated, in this format:

    yyyy-MM-dd-hh-mm-ss

For example:

HCP-S-SSHKeyPackage-ExampleCompany-SNHHC310000001-03-19-2024.plk

The SSH keys in a package work only on the S Series Node for which the package was created.

To install exclusive SSH keys, you upload the SSH key package on the S Series Node. If the S Series Node is the one for which the package was created, the S Series Node automatically installs the SSH keys. If the SSH key package was created for a different S Series Node, the S Series Node rejects the package and does not install the SSH keys.

The procedure below uses the HCP S Series Management Console to install exclusive SSH keys.

Ask your authorized service provider for an SSH key package for the S Series Node on which you want to install exclusive SSH keys.
  1. Log in to the Management Console using a user account with the security or service role.
  2. Go to System > SSH Keys.
  3. On the SSH KEYS page, in the UPLOAD EXLUSIVE SSH KEY PACKAGE section, take one of these actions:
    • Drag the file containing the SSH key package from a file browser to the SSH key package file field.
    • Click in the SSH key package file field. Then select the file containing the SSH key package.

    The name of the selected file appears below the SSH key package file field.

  4. Click Upload Exclusive SSH Key Package.
  5. In response to the confirming message, click OK.