With PCS (Public Cloud Services) by OVHcloud, managing your SSH keys has never been easier. OVHcloud allows you to store your SSH Keys directly in your account. This article will teach you how to leverage the Manager to maximize your ease-of-use, utilizing SSH keys.
Storing an SSH Key in the OVHcloud Manager
In order to store an SSH key in the Manager to be used for a public cloud instance, we first must store it in the OVHcloud Manager. After logging in, click Cloud in the top-left corner of the page. Once in the cloud space, select the public cloud project for which you wish to save your SSH key.
Next, click the SSH keys tab at the top of the screen, and click the Add a key button on the ensuing page.
You will now be able to add the key to the new input fields that appear on your screen. You can name the key anything you choose. The name is a shortcut to help you identify a specific key should you store multiple.
Click the Add this key button and the key will be saved.
Using an SSH Key with a New Instance
In this section, we will be taking a quick glance at how to use a stored SSH key when deploying an instance. To learn more about this process, please check out our Deploying a Public Cloud Instance article.
The screenshot below shows the menu used to deploy a new instance. Observe that the portion of the menu with the key icon already has our newly added key because we only have one key saved for this project.
Now you are ready to use your stored SSH keys to access the new instance.
Having read this article, you now know how to store an SSH key in the Manager, and how to use a stored key to a new instance.