Device Config Commands

Assigns an SSH RSA key

SSH keys are a pair of cryptographic keys used to authenticate users instead of, or in addition to, a username/password. One key is private and the other is public key. Secure Shell (SSH) public key authentication can be used by a requesting client to access resources, if properly configured. The RSA key pair must be generated on the client. The public portion of the key pair resides with the controller, service platform, or access point locally, while the private portion remains on a secure area of the client.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


rsa-key ssh <RSA-KEY-NAME>


rsa-key ssh <RSA-KEY-NAME>
rsa-key ssh <RSA-KEY-NAME> Assigns RSA key to SSH
  • <RSA-KEY-NAME> – Specifies the RSA key name. The key should be installed using PKI commands in the enable mode.


nx9500-6C8809(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C)#rsa-key ssh rsa-key1

nx9500-6C8809(config-device-94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C)#show context
ap505 94-9B-2C-13-3E-1C
 use profile default-ap505
 use rf-domain default
 hostname TechPubAP505
 floor 5thfloor
 layout-coordinates 1.0 2.0
 license AP aplicenseley@1234 aplicensekey@123
 rsa-key ssh rsa-key1
 location SanJose
 no contact
 country-code us
 channel-list 2.4GHz 1,2
 override-wlan test vlan-pool 8
 mac-name 00-04-96-4A-A7-08 5.8TestAP
 neighbor-info-interval 50

Related Commands

no Removes RSA key from service