Further extend Microsoft’s implementation of OpenSSH in Windows 10 by generating your own secure keys. The use of OpenSSH is ubiquitous with secured access to client devices over a network. The purpose of SSH is straight-forward: To securely encapsulate the management traffic between two end-points, in this case using the server-client model for authentication. While SSH may be enabled to work over clients, which are joined to the same domain, say using Active Directory credentials, this is not possible when attempting to communicate to devices such as network switches or routers, which are not natively part of any domain infrastructure. Instead, these devices and Linux-based clients use a public/private key pair to verify the user attempting to connect to the client and perform authentication before providing remote access. In this article, we will use this use case as it is often considered to be a more secure method of obtaining access, which lends itself seamlessly to Windows and non-Windows devices alike. By generating and managing SSH key pairs, IT will be able to remotely connect to clients in a secure manner while ensuring confidentiality and non-repudiation for e...