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SSH Keys

When using a secure connection, Screens can authenticate with the remote machine using either a username and password or a private SSH key.

How to Authenticate with a Private SSH Key

macOS

  • In the saved screen's settings, click the Secure Connection tab.
  • Click the key icon to browse for a private SSH key.

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The key icon will turn blue upon loading a valid private key.

iOS

  • Edit a saved screen.
  • Under Secure Connection, tap Advanced.
  • Next to the Password field, tap the key icon.

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  • Choose Keys or 1Password to browse for a private key.

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Considerations

  • Due to technical considerations, Screens doesn't support the newer OpenSSH key format. We suggest using the PEM format until OpenSSH support is introduced in a future version of Screens.
  • Screens supports RSA keys of 2048-bits or less; 4096-bits or greater are unsupported.
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