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


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 Register vCO public key on host workflow and click Run.
  4. On the Register VS-O on Host tab, provide the name of the SSH host, and the user name and password to log in to this host.
    Note: You must provide credentials that are registered on the SSH host.
  5. Click Run.


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