How do I connect to an Aruba controller using ssh with certificates from a Linux machine?

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Product and Software: This article applies to all Aruba controllers and ArubaOS versions.


From the WebUI Configuration page:


1) Upload a client certificate to the controller. Navigate to Management > Certificates > Upload.





2) Enable SSH authentication using the client public key. Navigate to Management > General.




3) Add a management user. Navigate to Management > Administration > Add User.




On a Linux machine:


1) Copy the client certificate private key to the user's directory ~/.ssh/ folder

2) Change its owner to the user and its access permissions to 600.

3) Optionally rename it to id_rsa.

4) If not renamed, run this command:

ssh -i ~/.ssh//<private key> <username>@<controller IP address>


5) You may be prompted for the private key passcode, if it has been set. Enter it and you will get the controller prompt.


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I wrote a little script to create a public certificate from an openssh keypair here: I missed this for some years… Hope this can help !
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