In order to be able to log into the started VMs, among other purposes, you need to provide a Secure Shell (SSH) public key. If you are already a frequent user of SSH, and have a private and public key pair, it is perfectly reasonable to provide your public key. It’s public, after all. We do require that a minimum 2048-bit key is used. This is the default on most up-to-date systems but if your key pair is older it might be less. If it is, you will need to generate a new key pair for use with FutureSystems.
To upload the chosen public key:
- Copy your public identity into your system clipboard.
- Visit the MY ACCOUNT link at the bottom of the portal website.
- Once on your account page, click the Edit link.
- Add or update your key at the bottom of the account page.
If you are not familiar with SSH keys, see IU's Knowledge Base article "Set up SSH public-key authentication to connect to a remote system."
Changes to keys will take up to 1 hour to propagate through the system services. You are not allowed to use passwordless keys. Your account may be deactivated if you violate this policy.