Create an SSH Key Pair


To create an SSH key pair on zenConsole, you need first to retrieve the generated public key on your local computer. See Retrieve Generated Public Key for details.


  1. Log in to zenConsole.

  2. Go to Compute > Virtual Machine > SSH Key Pair and click Create SSH Key Pair.

  3. Enter up to 5 public SSH keys into an SSH key pair. Pay attention to the format. A public key file is usually named "" in "/.ssh" folder and begins with "ssh-rsa". Be careful not to use your private key.

  4. Label your key pair.

  5. (Optional) Add a note if you need.

  6. Click Confirm.

  7. (Optional) If you don't need the key pair any more, Click Delete in Actions in the list page.


You can select SSH Key Pair login credential while creating a virtual machine instance afterwards.

You can now access this virtual machine using the SSH key pair without requiring a password.

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