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Adding a SSH Public Key for File or SSH Access

Last updated by Ashley Cawley on February 07, 2024 10:39

00:00: Today we will learn how to add and authorize your SSH public key on the Scout platform, allowing you to securely access files and SSH connections.

00:09: Once you have logged in at and have opened your Scout control panel, you will see a list of your sites like this.

00:16: Click on the Settings cog beside the site you wish to work on.

00:20: Select the "Files" tab from the top.

00:23: Scroll to the bottom of this page.

00:26: Here we will find Key Management, this is where we can add and authorise new keys.

00:31: In the first box enter in a name or a label for this key.

00:35: .

00:38: In the second box enter in your Public Key

00:41: like this.

00:44: Then we click on the "Authorize key" button. This authorises that key instantly on the Site and server whilst ensuring that all permissions are correctly set.

00:53: On the same page you will find a useful tip provided to you by Scout. Shown here is the SSH command you can use to connect to your server. Just to the right it has a little copy icon to copy that command to your clipboard. Now that your SSH Key is authorised you will be able to run that command to connect to your server via SSH with ease. The Scout platform uses a custom SSH port of 2223, which you can also see mentioned in that command.

01:21: If we scroll back down to the bottom of the "Files" page we see our recently added Key listed. Here it can easily be authorised or de-authorised by the simple click of a toggle.

01:31: The Scout platform was handcrafted with love by the cloudabove team in Cornwall. If you have any comments or feedback then feel free to get in touch as we would love to hear from you.