Managing SSH Keys –
SSH, also known as Secure Shell or Secure Socket Shell, is a powerful tool that provides system administrators a secure way to access a computer over an insecure network. In addition to providing secure network services, SSH allows systems administrators to – among other things – manage systems and applications remotely, automate tasks, execute commands and transfer files between computers.
To perform all these functions, SSH relies on public key cryptography – public and private keys – to grant access to remote systems. Managing those keys is a well known challenge – so well known that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published best practice to mange those keys: “Security of Interactive and Automated Access Management Using Secure Shell (SSH) / NISTIR 7966”. (https://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/ir/2015/nist.ir.7966.pdf)
Pseudo-NYM allows our clients to manage their SSH keys to minimize system outages, data loss and other risks associated with lost, misplaced or unmanaged keys.