11.4.2. Procedure – Manually adding the host key or host certificate of a server

Purpose: 

To add the host key or host certificate manually, complete the following steps:

Note

Balabit recommends using 2048-bit RSA keys (or stronger).

Steps: 

  1. Navigate to the SSH Control > Server Host Keys and click .

  2. Enter the IP address and port of the server into the Address and Port fields.

    You can use IPv4 and IPv6 addresses as well.

  3. To set the host key of the server, complete the following steps:

      • To add the RSA fingerprint of the server, click in the Public key (RSA) field.

      • To add the DSA fingerprint of the server, click in the Public key (DSA) field.

      A pop-up window is displayed.

    1. Figure 11.9. SSH Control > Server Host Keys — Uploading server host keys

      SSH Control > Server Host Keys — Uploading server host keys
      • Select Query to retrieve the host key from the server.

      • To upload the host key manually, select Browse, select the file, and click Upload. Optionally, you can also paste the key into the Copy-paste key section and select Upload.

        Close the window.

  4. To set the host certificates of the server, complete the following steps:

      • To add the RSA certificate of the server, click in the X.509 certificate (RSA) field.

      • To add the DSA certificate of the server, click in the X.509 certificate (DSA) field.

      A pop-up window is displayed.

    1. To upload the host key manually, select Browse, select the file, and click Upload. Optionally, you can also paste the key into the Copy-paste key section and select Upload.

      Close the window.

  5. Click .