Add an SSH Key

post

/sshkey/

Adds an SSH public key to Compute Classic.

You must first generate the required SSH key pairs by using a tool such as ssh-keygen, and then upload the public keys to Compute Classic. For instructions to generate SSH key pairs, see Generating an SSH Key Pair in Using Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute Classic.

After adding SSH public keys, you can associate them with instances by specifying the key names in launch plans, as described in Create Instances Using Launch Plans.

Required Role: To complete this task, you must have the Compute_Operations role. If this role isn't assigned to you or you're not sure, then ask your system administrator to ensure that the role is assigned to you in Oracle Cloud My Services. See Modifying User Roles in Managing and Monitoring Oracle Cloud.

Request

Supported Media Types
Header Parameters
Body ()
The request body contains details of the SSH key that you want to create.
Root Schema : SSHKey-post-request
Type: object
The request body contains details of the SSH key that you want to create.
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  • Indicates whether the key must be enabled (default) or disabled. Note that disabled keys cannot be associated with instances.

    To explicitly enable the key, specify true. To disable the key, specify false.

  • The SSH public key value.

  • The three-part name of the object (/Compute-identity_domain/user/object).

    Object names can contain only alphanumeric characters, hyphens, underscores, and periods. Object names are case-sensitive.

Response

Supported Media Types

201 Response

Created. See Status Codes for information about other possible HTTP status codes.
Headers
Body ()
Root Schema : SSHKey-response
Type: object
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Examples

cURL Command

The following example shows how to add an SSH key by submitting a POST request on the REST resource using cURL. For more information about cURL, see Use cURL.

Enter the command on a single line. Line breaks are used in this example for readability.

curl -i -X POST
     -H "Cookie: $COMPUTE_COOKIE"
     -H "Content-Type: application/oracle-compute-v3+json"
     -H "Accept: application/oracle-compute-v3+json"
     -d "@requestbody.json"
        https://api-z999.compute.us0.oraclecloud.com/sshkey/
  • COMPUTE_COOKIE is the name of the variable in which you stored the authentication cookie earlier. For information about retrieving the authentication cookie and storing it in a variable, see Authentication.

  • api-z999.compute.us0.oraclecloud.com is an example REST endpoint URL. Change this value to the REST endpoint URL of your Compute Classic site. For information about finding out REST endpoint URL for your site, see Send Requests.

Example of Request Body

The following shows an example of the request body content in the requestbody.json file.

Some lines may be truncated with ellipses (...) for readability.

{
 "enabled": false,
 "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAAAgQDzU21CEj6JsqIMQAYwNbmZ5P2BVxA...",
 "name": "/Compute-acme/jack.jones@example.com/key1"
}

Example of Response Body

The following example shows the response body in JSON format.

Some lines may be truncated with ellipses (...) for readability.

{
 "enabled": false,
 "uri": "https://api-z999.compute.us0.oraclecloud.com/sshkey/Compute-acme/jack.jones@example.com/key1",
 "key": "ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAAAgQDzU21CEj6JsqIMQAYwNbmZ5P2BVxA...",
 "name": "/Compute-acme/jack.jones@example.com/key1"
}