8 Replies Latest reply on Dec 18, 2012 11:27 AM by aLTeReGo

    SSH certificate support

    gatherworks

      Hi,

      When executing unix scripts or nagios scripts, ssh is used to interact with the unix servers.  The only problem is that no SSH certificates are supported today.

      When securing a unix server, it is common not to allow any password authentication for SSH.  The only way to get SSH access is through public/private key algorithms making it very hard for hackers to hack into.  Then once you have access with a secure certificate, you will need password authentication to become a root user.

      Unfortunately, if you want to use APM, you have to open up your Unix server to password authentication.  This makes it much easier for bots to use brute-force attacks to gain access to your servers.

      By supporting SSH certificates, I would be able to use APM and not compromise the security of our servers.

      Thanks!
      Frik