With a combination of custom properties and blueprint settings, you can enable the Connect Using SSH option for Linux machines provisioned through vRealize Automation.

To enable machine users to connect using SSH:

  1. A blueprint creator adds the custom property Machine.SSH to add the ability to connect using SSH to a blueprint. Optionally, a fabric administrator can include this custom property in a property group.

  2. A blueprint creator enables the Connect using RDP or SSH machine operation for machines provisioned from the blueprint.

  3. A tenant administrator or business group manager entitles users or groups to use the Connect using RDP or Connect Using SSH options.

If the custom property Machine.SSH is set to true, and the Connect using RDP or SSH machine operation is enabled in the blueprint, all Linux machines provisioned from the blueprint display the Connect Using SSH option to entitled users.