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FusionServer Pro Rack Server iBMC (V260 to V278) User Guide 14

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Importing an SSH Public Key for a User (addpublickey)

Importing an SSH Public Key for a User (addpublickey)


The addpublickey command is used to import an SSH public key for a user.


ipmcset -t user -d addpublickey -v username <filepath|file_URL>


Parameter Description Value


Specifies the user for whom the SSH public key is to be imported.

An existing user name.


Specifies the path from which the public key will be imported.

The value must be in the /Path/File name format. For example, /tmp/id_dsa_1024.key


Specifies the URL of the public key file to be imported.

A value in the following format:



  • protocol must be https or http.
  • username and password are the user name and password for accessing the target server.
  • directory/filename is the path of the public key file on the target server.

Usage Guidelines

Before running this command, use a file transfer tool that supports SFTP, for example WinSCP, to transfer the SSH public key file to the specified directory (for example /tmp) of the iBMC file system.

The administrators can import SSH public keys for all users. Common users can import only their own SSH public keys.


# Import an SSH public key for user ssh_user.

iBMC:/->ipmcset -t user -d addpublic -v ssh_user /tmp/id_dsa_1024.key
Input your password:
Add user public key successfully.
Updated: 2019-11-19

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