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What are best practices for managing SSH keys in a team?

I work with small teams (<10) of developers and admins with the following characteristics: Most members of the team have >1 personal computer, most of which are portable Team members have access ...
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Centralized management system for SSH keys?

We are looking to switch to key-based management of SSH logins, and wonder if there any key-management systems which would allow us to centrally manage the access keys world-wide. The system should ...
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How to create a new user and exempt the user of key authentication?

1 I have configured Ubuntu server with Key authentication & it is working fine. I have disabled password authentication for key authentication to work. Server is always accessed via remote ...
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public key authentication fails ONLY when sshd is daemon

I have no clue on how this happens. The distro is Scientific Linux 6.1 and everything is set up to perform authentication via public key. Yet, when sshd is running as a daemon (service sshd start), it ...
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SSH: Do you use one private/public key pair for each remote machine? Or a single pair for all?

When you want to have public key based ssh logins for multiple machines, do you use one private key, and put the same public key on all of the machines? Or do you have one private/public key pair for ...
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SSH public/private key login

i'm trying to make ssh work wit pp keys. However after have followed several howto's, I still have issues with the login. Server is opensuse 12.1, client is mac. This is the verbose output: debug1: ...
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Validating GPG key signature authenticity

I'm trying to validate the integrity of my httpd-2.2.17.tar.gz image. I followed the steps written in the following pages: http://httpd.apache.org/download.cgi#verify ...
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Why isn't my public key allowing me to sign in without a password?

On my home network I have a server running Ubuntu and another desktop running Windows 7. I'm using cygwin on the Windows machine to ssh into the server. I attempted to set up keys between these two ...
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Enforce SSH key passwords?

I'm looking at removing password-based logins for SSH. However, I don't want to allow passwordless ssh keys, as that would be even worse. How can I make sure that only SSH keys which have passwords ...
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Do I need to back up the SQL Server Encryption Password and Symmetric Key?

I'm trying to setup SQL Server to use Cell-Level Encryption on some sensitive data. It seems straightforward per this example on the MSDN: Create the Master Key with a strong password. Create a ...
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Deleting a Key Pair for AWS EC2 Instance with EBS

I have an AWS EC2 Instance using EBS and I want to stop the use of the current private key, and use a new one. As I understand it, merely deleting the key pair on the AWS Console just deletes the ...
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DNSSEC sign-zone results in fatal failure

I have a working DNS in a VM-env for testing and learning purposes. It's a complete server from root-domain and a couple of subdomains. I've added dnssec-enable yes; into named.conf, and also ...