How to set up SSH keys for Plesk server?

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    Tyler Lazenby

    How would one do this without access to the server via SSH? For example if the server is configured to not have password protection on SSH?

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    Ivan Postnikov

    Hello @Tyler,

    There are several options:

    1) To may contact a service provider who provides the server to do it on their side.

    2) You may have console access to the server.

    3) Most common case, which does not suit you: SSH access using password works. 

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    Critical Developer

    So, if we have to use the SSH terminal for all critical functionality, why are we using Plesk to begin with?

    I've spent well over 2 hours not being able to set this up because it just doesn't work as advertised because there is no /home/user directory created to put the key files in, nor does Plesk support user folders from what I read.

    Why doesn't Plesk create a /home/user directory? Why do I need to jump through SSH terminal hoops when I purchased Plesk to eliminate that requirement? What is the point of Plesk?

    You need to provide an in-Plesk solution! People know how to add key files in SSH terminal thanks to Digital Ocean's amazing tutorials, that's not the point of Plesk. The point of Plesk is to provide a graphical overlay to the terminal commends we all use to setup a user with all the features we would normally use SSH terminal to implement, am I not correct?

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    Curtis Maurand

    Did all that. still getting expecting an OPENSSH key rather than an rsa key when all the instructions tell us to generate rsa keys.

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