Secure Shell Protocol,
SSH Protocol DEFINITION: Secure Shell (SSH), sometimes known as Secure Socket Shell, is a UNIX-based command interface and protocol for securely getting access to a remote computer. It is widely used by network administrators to control Web and other kinds of servers remotely. SSH is actually a suite of three utilities - slogin, ssh, and scp - that are secure versions of the earlier UNIX utilities, rlogin, rsh, and rcp.
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While SSH (Secure Shell) user keys are often used for granting system access for system administrators, many organizations lack the proper processes for effectively managing them, introducing a number of security risks. This paper highlights ten (10) technical challenges and risks related to public key authentication and how to address them.
This paper will focus on the OpenSSH implementation, which was initially developed as part of the OpenBSD project and is installed by default on most modern BSD and Linux-based operating systems, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora.
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