How to create an SSH Key in the xneelo Cloud dashboard

Note: This article relates to a product currently in beta testing.

SSH Keys are a set of public and private keys which are used to authenticate and encrypt network traffic between your workstation and a remote system.  The private key is securely located on your workstation while the public key is located on the instance. This article takes you through the steps of creating an SSH Key Pair.


  • 1
    Log in to your xneelo xneelo Cloud dashboard. 
  • 2
    Using the menu on the left, navigate to Compute > Key Pairs.
  • 3
    Click on + Create Key Pair.
  • 4
    In the dialogue box, enter a name for the Key Pair that will be generated.
  • 5
    Select the SSH Key option from the Key Type dropdown
  • 6
    Click on + Create Key Pair.
  • 7
    The key will automatically be downloaded.

What happens next

To connect to your instance using your SSH key please refer to this article: How to connect to your Cloud instance using the SSH protocol

Assist Note

The private key should be kept safe on your workstation. Should you misplace your private key and haven’t set up any additional users, you will have to rebuild your instance.