pfSense SSH Key Authentication

Following on from previous posts about my new pfSense device I’m going to write a quick guide on how to add authorised SSH keys to a user account so one can move away from password based authentication when connecting over Secure Shell (SSH). There are many clients available for SSH connectivity and key generation, I … Read morepfSense SSH Key Authentication

Trend Micro Smart Protection Server SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

If you run Trend Micro business products you should really consider running a Smart Protection Server (SPS) appliance in your datacenter. In a previous post I stepped through the process of deploying an SPS appliance in a VMware environment. It is possible to deploy to Hyper-V as well so don’t worry if you aren’t running … Read moreTrend Micro Smart Protection Server SSL TLS Certificate Replacement

Supermicro IPMI Power On Server via SSH

Running two Supermicro SYS-5028D-TN4T servers for my home lab has required me to learn a new IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) web interface and command language. In this case I’m going to share how to power on a Supermicro server. While it is of course possible to connect via a web browser to the IPMI … Read moreSupermicro IPMI Power On Server via SSH

HPE 3PAR SSH Key Authentication

Passwords are not going to vanish any time soon but there are better ways of authenticating to a system both in terms of convenience and security. HPE (Hewlett Packard Enterprise) 3PAR arrays support the use of SSH keys for authentication and this post will discuss their setup and use.   What are SSH keys? SSH … Read moreHPE 3PAR SSH Key Authentication

HPE 3PAR SSH Timeout

If like me you tend to leave yourself logged into various systems via SSH you may want to extend the timeout value so you’re not kicked off. HPE 3PAR arrays offer SSH for management with a default timeout of 1 hour – this is usually sufficient but you may wish to increase or decrease this … Read moreHPE 3PAR SSH Timeout