000011851 - How to enable SSH via the command line on on AM8.x

Document created by RSA Customer Support Employee on Jun 14, 2016Last modified by RSA Customer Support Employee on Apr 21, 2017
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Article Number000011851
Applies ToAuthentication Manager 8.0
Authentication Manager 8.1
Enable SSH
IssueEnable SSH via the command line

To enable SSH on the Authentication Manager via the command line you need to logon to the appliance console using a directly connected monitor and a  USB keyboard or VMWare Console.

Appliance login name:  rsaadmin    and Password created during Quick Setup   

Once logged in:

$ sudo su - root

As root run the following

# chkconfig -f --add sshd
# /etc/init.d/sshd start
# iptables -A sshd -i eth0 -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT

# chkconfig -f -del sshd
# /etc/init.d/sshd stop
# iptable -D sshd -i eth 0 -p tcp --dport 22 -j ACCEPT


To check if the sshd service is running on the appliance, type the command below:

 netstat -atup | grep sshd

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