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SSH certificate questions

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Article ID: 190264

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Top Secret Top Secret - LDAP WEB ADMINISTRATOR FOR TOP SECRET

Issue/Introduction

Can Top Secret generated certificates be used to signon a user via SSH?

Environment

Release : 16.0

Component : CA Top Secret for z/OS

Resolution

Yes  a Top Secret generated certificate can be used to signon as long as the version of SSH and the platform they are SSHing into supports signons with digital certificates.

The certificate is basically their password logon into a system and it should not be shared for accountability purposes.

Since the certificate similar to a password, the certificate should also be expired based on a sites password expiration  security standards.