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Install a Public Key to an Environment

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posted this on February 16, 2012 10:03 AM

After a public key is uploaded your Engine Yard account, it needs to be associated with one or more environments. This ensures that instances contained within the environment have the SSH key installed and are accessible via an SSH client.

The process to install an SSH key:

To update an environment with an SSH key

  1. In your Dashboard, click the environment name.
    For example, the “production” environment of the “MyApp” application.

  2. On the Environment page, click Edit Environment.

  3. Locate the SSH Keys section and select the keys you want to install.

  4. Click Update Environment to save your changes.

  5. (Optional) Repeat these steps for each environment you want to install a key on.

To deploy keys

After an environment has been updated with one or more new keys, the keys need to be deployed to the environment instances.

  1. In your Dashboard, click the environment that you want to deploy your key(s) to.
  2. Click Apply to install the keys.

After the keys are deployed, you can connect to your instances via SSH.

Next step

Connect via SSH to your application instance(s).


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