SSH Basics for Cloud Security

Using the Secure Shell in Real Life
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 (516 ratings)
17,662 students
33min of on-demand video
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Learn what SSH is and why it preferred for secure access, rather than passwords, in cloud systems.
Learn how to generate your own SSH keypair.
Learn the difference between the use and function of public and private keys.
Learn how to use an SSH keypair to securely access cloud resources.


  • Familiarity with using a command line interface (CLI) will be helpful, but not necessary.


This course will explain why SSH is important, why it is used and how to implement it on MacOS, Linux and Windows environments. You will learn the benefits of using SSH as compared to passwords. You will see  how SSH functions and looks at the structure of SSH keys. Finally you'll get hands on experience generating and using a SSH key pair on the platform of your choice.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone that expects to need to use SSH in cloud systems but is unsure of what SSH is, why to use it or how create and use SSH key pairs.


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Kumulus Technologies
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Kumulus Technologies is a San Francisco Bay area DevOps and Cloud Systems consultancy that works to provide quality education that cloud-focused developers, operators, and SREs can all appreciate.  We provide a range of free educational opportunities, such as our Kumulus on Cloud YouTube series and lectures/training at meetups and conferences around the world.

We have long taught commercial-grade classes to businesses such as Fortune 500 companies and Silicon Valley startups.  More information about these courses is available on our company website. We are bringing this same standard of course development to Udemy at a price point that will bring critical, cutting-edge technologies to a larger audience that, we hope, will help to start shrinking the current Cloud technology skills gap.

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