How to log in to your server from Mac?

Server Management

Procedure

This article provides steps for connecting to a cloud server from a computer running Mac by using Secure Shell. It also discusses generating an SSH key and adding a public key to the server.

There are third party SSH applications available for Linux and Mac, such as OpenSSH, SSH support is native in these operating systems and may be run from within the standard command line interfaces available for each. You will use the Terminal application on Mac OS to generate an SSH key which will allow you to login to your server without manually entering a password

Step 1: Open your Finder and select “Utilities” from the “Go” menu bar

 

Step 2: Find the Terminal application in the list of utilities and select it

Step 3: Enter the command to create a public/private key pair

ssh-keygen -t rsa

 

Step 4: Generate the key pair by inputing the necessary values such as a passphrase,  be careful when you enter the prompt, default key location will be in  /users/user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

 

 

Step 5: Now, login to your CloudStick Acccount and goto Dashboard >> SSH Key

 

 

Step 6: Please add the generate public key by clicking on + Create key

 

Step 7: Enter the details

 

Step 8: Click on Add, you will be able to see the saved key

 

Step 9: You can login to the server using the same terminal by command

Step 10: Once the connection is established, you will be able to see

You have successfully logged in to the server!

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