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Private Key

Description

 

This entry is used to define and configure a Private Key credential entry.

 

The private keys allows users to authenticate on a remote device using a pair of encrypted public/private key pair. The private key authentication is a very secure authentication approach as long as the private key remains secret.

 

Settings

 

General

Private Key - General

Private Key - General

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Private key type

Select the private key type to use. Select between:

No private key: No private key will be sent.

File: link the private key file from your computer.

Data: Allows you to specify the textual data of the key. This results in the key being stored within the entry itself and eases distribution.

Passphrase

Enter the private key passphrase.

View / Hide Password

Click on the view icon to view your password.

Click on the hide icon to hide your password.

Password Generator

Click on the icon to display the Password Generator.

Prompt for passphrase

Always ask for passphrase when connecting.

Username

Override the entry's username. Available only when using File or Data private key type.

Password

Override the entry's password. Available only when using File or Data private key type.

File

Select the private key file. Only available when using the File private key type.

Private Key

Enter the textual data of the private key. It is possible to either paste the data or retrieve it from a file on your computer. Available only when using the Data private key type.

Save private key

Save the private key data to a file.

View private key

Display the private key data in a new window.

Clear

Clear the content of the private key.

Paste

Paste the clipboard's content into the private key.

 

Advanced

Private Key - Advanced tab

Private Key - Advanced tab

 

OPTION

DESCRIPTION

Automatically load to key agent

Automatically load your Private Key in the Key Agent Manager.