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Same SSH Credentials in Host Group for all users ?

Question asked by WonderGirl on Feb 14, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 17, 2017 by IanRich



We want to connect on servers with a trust relationship from a proxy touchpoint host to target remote hosts.


We have generated a  key pair with the SSH-keygen program with command 

ssh-keygen -t rsa


the private key that has been generated is in /root/.ssh/id_rsa

the public key that has been generated is in /root/.ssh/


We'd like to use this unique key pair for many users.


Can we configure the host group to use this unique file instead of looking for a file named as each user ?


For the moment in SSH Keys Path field in properties for the host group we have put



but it doesn't work unless if we do a copy of id_rsa for each user.


Example, if we want to connect to server X from host group Y with user "nagios" and with user "tomcat", we must copy /root/.ssh/id_rsa in files /root/.ssh/nagios and /root/.ssh/tomcat in Y server.

(and we add in authorized_keys in nagios home, and in tomcat home in server X)


Is there a simpler solution ?