You can use a public key instead of a password. To register an Orchestrator public key on an SSH host, you can run a workflow from the Orchestrator client.


  • Configure the SSH plug-in in the Orchestrator configuration interface.

  • Log in to the Orchestrator client as a user who can run SSH workflows.


  1. Click the Workflows view in the Orchestrator client.
  2. In the workflows hierarchical list, open Library > SSH to navigate to the Register vCO public key on host workflow.
  3. Right-click the Register vCO public key on host workflow and select Start workflow.
  4. Provide the host and authentication information.

    You must provide credentials that are registered on the SSH host.

  5. Click Submit to run the workflow.


You can use public key authentication instead of password authentication when you connect to the SSH host as the registered user.