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Allow SSH With RSA Key

  • Log into Synology web UI as an administrator user
  • Enable “User Home”
  • Control Panel / User / Advanced, scroll down to “User Home”
  • Check “Enable user home service”, select an appropriate Location (i.e. volume1)
  • Click “Apply”

SSH into Synology as Admin User

sudo chmod 755 /volume1/homes/*youruser*
mkdir ~/.ssh && chmod 0700 ~/.ssh
touch ~/.ssh/authorized_keys && chmod 0644 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
echo PUCLICK_Key_STRING >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

Configure the Synology’s SSH service to allow login by key

sudo vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  • Uncomment line that says: #PubkeyAuthentication yes
  • Uncomment the line that says: #AuthorizedKeyFiles .ssh/authorized_keys
  • Add a line: PasswordAuthentication no
  • Make sure that line is uncommented that says: ChallengeResponseAuthentication no
  • Save the file and exit the editor
sudo synoservicectl --restart sshd

You should now connect with rsa key.


Last update: September 2, 2021
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