I am wanting to deploy a RHEL5 server using Kickstarts and for security I only want to allow remote clients to ssh to the server as the user 'Developer' (I have already configured the sshd config to disable root access). I have a few questions about setting this up:
- Does a local user named 'Developer' need to be on each client machine when logging into the server? (I don't think it does but thought I would just confirm while im at it)
- Before deploying the server, am I able to just setup the authorized_keys file with an entry for each client's RSA public key? And does it matter what user actually types in say
ssh -p 22020 Developer@server(i.e. will this affect any information required in the authorized_keys file?)
- Is the public key of the server required in the known_hosts file of the client (I want this to work every time without being prompted for anything)?
- Does the user 'Developer' require a home directory with ~/.ssh or can I just configure the sshd server with keys from a different directory? (The Developer user does not need to access any information in a home directory, just files in a folder called '/var/Tasks'?
Thanks so much for the help, in advance.