How to Import Existing SSH Key in WHM

  • Login to WHM.

  • Search for “Security Center”, and click on “Manage root’s SSH”.

  • Press the Import Key button.

  • Enter some Name for this key in the first field.
  • Paste the public key in the corresponding field.
  • Click on Import.

  • Note: One does not require the Password and Private Key fields.
  • The next step is to authorize this key for the root user. In order to do this, go back to this option – Manage root’s SSH keys and then click on the Manage Authorization option.
  • The last step is to click on the Authorize button. After this, you can login to your server as root using this key.


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