Unmanaged SSH Keys

When your SSHClosed The SSH (secure shell) protocol provides for secure connections between computers. It provides several options for authentication, including public key, and protects the communications with strong encryption. servers are configured in inventory only mode doing discovery, keys discovered on the servers are considered unmanaged and are displayed on the Unmanaged Keys page.

On this page you can review the discovered keys to get a sense of what's out there. You can view the keys, key comments, fingerprint, type and length. Once you switch your servers to inventory and publish policy mode, deleting a key from the unmanaged keys page will also delete the key from the server(s) in this mode on which it is found.

Note:  Deleting a key on this page when the associated server is still in inventory only mode will not delete the key on the target server. The next time the server is scanned, the key will re-appear in Keyfactor Command.

As you bring your servers under management, clean up old keys, and control installation of new keys, the number of keys appearing on the unmanaged keys page should begin to diminish. Eventually, the page should be empty when all your servers have been brought under management and all old keys have been replaced with new, managed, keys.

Tip:  Click the help icon () next to the Unmanaged SSH Keys page title to open the embedded web copy of the Keyfactor Command Reference Guide to this section.

You can also find the help icon at the top of the page next to the Log Out button. From here you can choose to open either the Keyfactor Command Documentation Suite at the home page or the Keyfactor API Endpoint Utility.