Understanding SSH Keys

In order to access an Oracle Java Cloud Service virtual machine (VM) with a secure shell (SSH) client, you must create a public/private key pair and configure the service instance with the public key.

When you create an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance, you are prompted to supply the public key. To connect to a VM in an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance, you supply the paired private key when logging in to the machine using an SSH client.

You can provide an existing public key that you previously created with an external tool, or Oracle Java Cloud Service can create a new key pair for you. You may also use the same SSH public/private key pair that you used for creating an Oracle Database Cloud Service database deployment.

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