Being WordPress developers ourselves, we are always trying to figure out ways to speed up development workflows. Many of you utilize SSH here at Kinsta on a daily basis. Whether it is to perform common sysadmin tasks or run tools such as Composer, WP-CLI, etc.

We are excited to let you know that we’ve now added the ability to add your SSH keys in the MyKinsta dashboard. SSH keys provide a more secure way of logging into a server and eliminate the need for a password. Although you can further protect your login by adding a passphrase.

Add SSH Keys

To add your public SSH key, follow the steps below.

Step 1

Click into your user profile on the bottom left-hand side, and click on “User Settings.

MyKinsta user settings

MyKinsta user settings

Step 2

Under the “SSH Keys” section click on “Add SSH Key” and input your label, along with your keys.

Add SSH key

Add SSH key

Check out our knowledge base article for more details on how to connect to SSH at Kinsta and how to generate your public key.