I’d like to add a new linux user and have him being able to access the box with ssh and his ssh key, is there a tutorial for that?
I translated our German tutorial for logging in with a private key for you below.
However, creating new linux users on Protonet servers is not advisable due to our security infrastructure – I suggest you wait just a little longer until SOUL 3.0 is available. It will make it much easier to customize your Protonet server to do new an additional tasks due to it’s new structure. If you use our support form to send us a more detailed description of what you have in mind, we will be happy to help though! 🙂
To use a private key to log in, we need to prepare a directory as follows:
sudo su –
mkdir -p /protonet/firmware/local_patches
After this, place your public key in this directory. Name it id_rsa.pub for the following script to work.
Next, open a text editor and place the following script into a file called install_key_auth.sh the same directory.
# create the .ssh folder
mkdir -p /home/protonet/.ssh
# make sure the authorized_keys file exists in that folder
# add our key to the authorized_keys file
cat /protonet/firmware/local_patches/id_rsa.pub >> /home/protonet/.ssh/authorized_keys
You can then run the script or restart the server to enable login with the public key.
Hope this helps!