This article details the steps to setup SSH access to a PGP Universal Server 2.x using Mac OS X.
A SuperUser Administrator account has the ability to import an SSHv2 public key, the corresponding private key can then be used to authenticate remotely via an SSH session.
This enables an administrator to establish root, command-line access to the PGP Universal Server. Thereby allowing you to perform various administrative tasks that cannot otherwise be performed through server's browser-based administrative interface.
|Warning: Establishing root access to your PGP Universal Server(s) may violate your support warranty with Symantec Corporation, and could lead to system instability. You should not establish root access to your PGP Universal Server(s) unless directed to do so by Symantec Technical Support.|
Use the instructions below to create and import an SSH key for a SuperUser Administrator account when using a Mac.
Since Mac OS X systems include an implementation of OpenSSH, you should not need to install any additional software to create an SSH key.
To Create an SSH key:
To Import an SSH key:
After importing an SSHv2 key to a SuperUser account, you can access the server via SSH by typing the following:
ssh [email protected]
Then enter the passphrase for your key.
Accessing the PGP Universal Server command line for read-only purposes (such as to view settings, services, logs, processes, disk space, query the database, etc) is supported. However, performing configuration modifications or customizations via the command line may void your Symantec Support agreement unless the following procedures are followed.
Any changes made to the PGP Universal Server via the command line must be: