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CentOS 7 Post-Installation Best Practices

If you haven’t done so yet, complete the tasks explained in Using SSH Key Pairs on Windows. If you fail to do so, you’ll be locked out of your CentOS instance! Fire up Pageant, load your private key, and log into your SSH host. Almost all of the commands will require root privileges, so first […]

Using SSH Key Pairs on Windows

Basics For the fundamentals of how SSH key pairs works, please read understanding public key private key concepts. TLDR you put your public key on the remote machine (server) you want to manage, and you authenticate with the private key you have on your local client machine. Generation We use PuTTY to generate and use […]

CentOS 7 done right on Linode

Linode Account Sign up to Linode. You’ll have to top up your account with at least $5 and your account will be manually reviewed, too. To me it took around 40 minutes, so it’s a good opportunity to set up our SSH keys till then. SSH Keypair In layman’s terms, key-based authentication is a bunch […]