New-AzureSSHKey

Creates a SSH Key object to insert an existing certificate into a new Linux-based Azure virtual machines.

Syntax

New-AzureSSHKey
   [-KeyPair]
   [-Fingerprint] <String>
   [-Path] <String>
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]
New-AzureSSHKey
   [-PublicKey]
   [-Fingerprint] <String>
   [-Path] <String>
   [-InformationAction <ActionPreference>]
   [-InformationVariable <String>]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The New-AzureSSHKey cmdlet creates an SSH Key object for a certificate that has already been added to Azure. This SSH Key object can then be used by New-AzureProvisioningConfig when creating the configuration object for a new virtual machine using New-AzureVM, or when creating a new virtual machine with New-AzureQuickVM. When included as part of a virtual machine creation script, this adds the specified SSH Public Key or Key Pair to the new virtual machine.

Examples

Example 1: Create a certificate setting object

PS C:\> $myLxCert = New-AzureSSHKey -Fingerprint "D7BECD4D63EBAF86023BB4F1A5FBF5C2C924902A" -Path "/home/username/.ssh/authorized_keys"

This command creates a certificate setting object for an existing certificate and then stores the object in a variable for later use.

Example 2: Add a certificate to a service

PS C:\> Add-AzureCertificate -ServiceName "MySvc" -CertToDeploy "C:\temp\MyLxCert.cer"
$myLxCert = New-AzureSSHKey ?Fingerprint "D7BECD4D63EBAF86023BB4F1A5FBF5C2C924902A" -Path "/home/username/.ssh/authorized_keys"
New-AzureVMConfig -Name "MyVM2" -InstanceSize Small -ImageName $LxImage `
          | Add-AzureProvisioningConfig -Linux -LinuxUser $lxUser -SSHPublicKeys $myLxCert -Password 'pass@word1' `
          | New-AzureVM -ServiceName "MySvc"

This command adds a certificate to an Azure service, and then creates a new Linux virtual machine that uses the certificate.

Required Parameters

-Fingerprint

Specifies the fingerprint of the certificate.

Type:String
Position:1
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-KeyPair

Specifies that this cmdlet creates an object for inserting an SSH Key Pair into the new virtual machine configuration.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-Path

Specifies the path to store the SSH Public Key or Key Pair.

Type:String
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-PublicKey

Specifies that this cmdlet creates an object for inserting an SSH Public Key into the new virtual machine configuration.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:0
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Optional Parameters

-InformationAction

Specifies how this cmdlet responds to an information event.

The acceptable values for this parameter are:

  • Continue
  • Ignore
  • Inquire
  • SilentlyContinue
  • Stop
  • Suspend
Type:ActionPreference
Aliases:infa
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-InformationVariable

Specifies an information variable.

Type:String
Aliases:iv
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False