SSH: Implement SSH Public Key Authentication

Veit Posts: 20  Freshman Member
edited July 2021 in Switch Ideas

I have got a suggestion for future ZyNOS releases:

It would be great to be able to log into the switch using an SSH Pubkey instead of password.

Using pubkeys would increase security (especially combined with a possibility to disable password auth for SSH) and make scripting/automation easier as wrappers like sshpass would be no longer required.

Best regards,
// Veit
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  • JasonTsai
    JasonTsai Posts: 104  Zyxel Employee
    Hi @Veit,

    We have an internal meeting to evaluate this idea, and this feature is now in Zyxel future roadmap.

    Thanks for your advice.
  • danyedinak
    danyedinak Posts: 48  Freshman Member
    Whatever happened with this? Was it ever implemented anywhere?
  • JasonTsai
    JasonTsai Posts: 104  Zyxel Employee
    Hi @danyedinak ,

    Thanks for following up on this.

    Although we understand the benefit of offering SSH public key authentication and we’ve already add it to our roadmap, the availability has been pushed out several times due to more urgent project demands.