flowground platform requires from every developer a unique SSH key to authorise any code deployment into the system. This is a standardised, industry accepted security feature which is widely used in similar services like GitHub.
Creating your SSH keys
GitHub has an informative page on SSH Key generation and what you see here is practically taken from the page Generating SSH keys. Before moving forward it would be prudent to check for existing SSH Keys on your computer and if it’s necessary to create a new one.
Check for Existing SSH keys
To see all existing SSH Keys open a terminal and type:
This shows that this user called username has already GitHub created SSH key which is possible to use. We recommend creating a new one for a simplicity and proper record keeping.
Creating a new SSH key
To create an SSH Key open a terminal and type:
The example above ties your SSH key with your computer. Please note: if you want your SSH key to be connected with your e-mail address then use
After generating the SSH Key if we check our SSH directory we will get two more entries:
Use the newly generated
id_rsa.pub key to work with the platform. For the simplicity type:
This command copies the newly created SSH Key into your clipboard, so that you can paste it into the SSH entry form on the flowground platform.
Uploading your SSH keys
To add a newly generated SSH Keys, click your “avatar” and navigate to Identity Keys section. There you can define key name, enter the SSH key and save it: