jurajfox
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SSH server on ESX 3

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Is anyone using public key certificates to log in interactive on the box? Most security policies recommend this over password authentication.

Are there any issues with only allowing public key authentication?

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nowen
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Thanks for your help, very insightful. I have to set it aside for now, but will post if I figure it out. Maybe I'll try ldap....

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Texiwill
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Hello,

If you use ldap, use esxcfg-auth to set it up as it will properly configure the pam files. LDAP should work quite well.

Best regards,

Edward

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nowen
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Thanks for the tip. Is there anything similar for VMware Server?

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Texiwill
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Hello,

Since VMware Server depends upon the OS on which it is installed, you would use that hosts authentication methods. Windows has its tools. Linux has its tools as well. The 'commands' for Linux depend on the flavor used. But yes there are similar tools available.

Best regards,

Edward

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Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XII: 2009-2020,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
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