One of the methods of access to your cloud server in Clouding is through SSH keys. In your client panel you can create or import your SSH keys and configure your server with these access keys.
An SSH key is a secure authentication method that allows you to connect to your server without having to use a password. This authentication method requires the use of a Private Key and a Public Key.
These keys can be configured in many ways, but in general the encryption you will use is a so-called 2048-bit RSA - which is similar to a 617-digit password.
To clone, restore a backup or create from a snapshot of an old server you will need a private SSH key in Clouding.
Here's how to create an SSH key from your panel and the process for importing SSH keys you have on your personal computers.
How to create an SSH key
In the My SSH Keys section of your client panel you can manage your SSH keys as well as import or delete them.
If you click on the orange Add button a window will appear where you can create or import your SSH keys:
If you check the Generate option on the server it will automatically generate a pair of SSH keys that you will have available for download.
After creating the key, the options available for that key will be enabled, as you can see in this image:
Among the options, you can Download Private Key, Download Public Key, Delete Private Key, or Delete.
Once you have created the SSH Key you can select it to be used on a new server:
How to import SSH key
If you already have your SSH key, another option you have is to import the Public or Private Key in the Clouding panel.
If you go to the My SSH Keys section and click on the orange Add button a window will appear where you can create or import your SSH Keys. There you can copy your key pair. For example, here we have copied only the Public Key:
After clicking Submit it will appear in your SSH Key list:
You can also import both keys:
In that case you will see the two keys appear in the My SSH keys section.
If you have any questions about how to manage your SSH keys in Clouding, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Technical Support team will be happy to help you!