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First SSH connection on an unmanaged Cloud server
This guide explains how to establish the first connection in SSH on your unmanaged Cloud Server
Launch a command with root rights
Type 'sudo su-: or 'sudo-s' (without the quotations) to launch a command with root rights. To learn more
From a Mac or Linux
To log in, you must open a terminal window and enter the following command:
ssh -i [key path] [user]@[server]
If you get the error message "WARNING: UNPROTECTED PRIVATE KEY FILE!", launch the following command:
chmod 400 [key path]
Meaning of the indications
[key path] = link to the file which contains the private key. As a reminder, when you ordered your unmanaged cloud server, you were prompted to generate a key pair or to upload your own public key (the rights must be sufficient, e.g. 0700).
[user] = see the back of the guide
[server] = IPv4 address of the server (indicated on your admin console in the "Server" menu > "Cloud," on the "Cloud Server" page).
To start, your private key must be converted to be used with PuTTY.
To do this, open PuTTYgen and click on the "Load" button, to load your private key. Then just save your private key using the "Save private key" button
. Now open PuTTY and configure it with the following settings:
Under Session (in the left panel):
[HostName] = IPv4 address of the server (indicated on your admin console in the "Server" menu -> "Cloud," on the "Cloud Server" page)
[Port] =leave the default port , i.e., port 22
[Connection type] = here, put "SSH".
Under Connection/SSH/Auth (in the left panel): open your private key generated via PuTTYgen using the "Browse" button, under "Private key file for authentication".
Lastly, press the "Open" button at the bottom of the window. A terminal will open and ask you for your username.([user] = see below)
Default user name [user] for unmanaged Cloud servers under:
CentOS = centos
Debian Jessie = debian
Debian Wheezy (and previous versions) = root
Ubuntu = ubuntu
Fedora = fedora