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SSH and keys

I'm trying out Simon to see if it will meet my monitoring needs. I want to set up test of SSH and tests using SSH. But in the Security options for SSH it asks for a username and password. I don't have passwords on my boxes. I only use keys for authentication. Does Simon support key-based authentication? If not, are there plans to support this?



David Sinclair's picture

Re: SSH and keys

You don't have to use the Username and Password fields if they are not needed. In fact, the provided SSH service doesn't use them.

You can edit the service to see what it does, or change it. It is based on the Port service plug-in, so you can customize it to suit your needs. Or if you need something more complex, you could create a Script-based service.