Setting up your Keys

Lee Painter

Before you can use the app to authenticate you will need to generate or import an SSH key and deploy the SSH Agent Desktop software on your computer where you use SSH.

Generating Keys

You can generate a key from the mobile app. When you first login the phone will prompt you to generate one. You can also generate a new key at any time by clicking on the + icon in the private key view.

 

 

 

When a key is generated it's public key will be pushed to the gateway service and its ready to use in authentication. 

 

 

Importing Keys

Importing via the Gateway

You can import keys by logging onto your account at https://gateway.sshtools.com. Simply select the Import button from the Authorized Keys page and upload your Private Key. The key is automatically pushed to your device and a copy of the public key stored on the gateway. Once you see the key in your devices Private Keys listing the key is ready to use for authentication.