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What is an SSH Key?
An SSH key is an alternative to usernames and passwords as a method of user authentication. It is primarily used by presenting an encrypted file to the service instead of a text-based password.
A study done by password managing company LastPass, found that 95% of survey respondents share up to 6 passwords with other people and 59% are reusing passwords.
Managing SSH keys and server access is one of the most important first steps an organization can take to improve their security. Here at Foxpass, we help you centrally manage server access (and much more) through our networked identity service that connects to your directory to your cloud infrastructure.
As is true for any infrastructure setup, the decision to use a cloud identity service like Foxpass comes with benefits and drawbacks.