New container - password and SSH keys


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Oct 20, 2023
When I create a container, I have the option to inform password and/or SSH key. If I inform SSH key, it's allowed not to inform password.

In case only SSH key is informed, how can I access via shell at Proxmox itself?
Since I didnt' inform a password, this seems to be not possible.

My case is still a test machine, but maybe this could lead to unreachable machine due to some mistake at firewall rules. But I still would like to know better this.

Here are a few of many articles available on the web on this subject:

The following google search was used: "how to use ssh key"

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Thanks, but I think you got the wrong understanding, I'm not questioning how to use SSH key. Sorry if my question misplaced your thoughts.
My doubt is related to the print shown: proxmox interface allows user to insert only SSH key, without a password.
In such case I would have access to the machine via SSH, but I couldn't use "Console" directly at proxmox (Datacenter > ... > instance > Console) because it requires unavailable credentials (user/password) for login.
If, for any reason given, the only available way to access that instance is with the afore mentioned "Console", then I wouldn't have access due to the lack of password.
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