SSH Key

Use your ssh-keys to access your workgroup fileserver! Your workgroup server is ddcmfs, digcomfs, gaimfs, ipifs, ipids , smacsfs or packages added with the .ugent.be domain.

1. Login to your linux workstation and make an ssh RSA key with the following command:

$ ssh-keygen -b 4096 -t rsa -N '' -f ~/.ssh/id_rsa

2. Copy the generated key to your workgroup server.

$ ssh-copy-id -p 8822 {your_username}@{workgroup_fileserver}

3. You can now login/sftp to your {your_username}@{workgroup_fileserver} server on port 8822.

$ ssh -p 8822 {your_username}@{workgroup_fileserver}

In location of files and folders (Caja):

sftp://{your_username}@{workgroup_fileserver}:8822/research/{your_username}

The ~/.ssh/id_rsa and ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub files are in plain text. You can open and change them in any texteditor.

The key on the server is stored in .ssh/authorized_keys, it’s again a text file and you can add or delete keys manually.