You can run a workflow from the vRealize Orchestrator Client to generate a key pair. You can use the key pair to connect to an SSH host without a password.

A key pair consists of a public key and a private key. vRealize Orchestrator can use the private key to connect to the public key on an SSH host. You can use a passphrase to improve security.

Caution: All vRealize Orchestrator users with the right set of privileges can read, use, and overwrite your private key.


Verify that the user account you are logged in with has the necessary permissions to run SSH workflows.


  1. Log in to the vRealize Orchestrator Client.
  2. Navigate to Library > Workflows and enter the ssh tag in the workflow search box.
  3. Locate the Generate key pair workflow and click Run.
  4. Provide the required information.
    1. Select the key type.
    2. Select the key size.
    3. (Optional) Enter a passphrase.
      Note: You can change the passphrase later.
    4. (Optional) Enter a comment.
  5. Click Run.
    If a key pair exists, the new key pair overwrites it.