How to authenticate your server for the Support Team and use the SSH access form?
- All CloudLinux products
This article describes the necessary steps to allow the CloudLinux Support team to access your server and investigate the issue. Please read and follow all the steps provided or contact your system administrator if you need help with the steps below.
2. CloudLinux authorized IP addresses
Our support team may connect to your server only from the following IP addresses:
You need to add these addresses to your antivirus or firewall whitelist (Imunify350, CPHulk, Fail2Ban, CSF/iptables, etc.). Also, allow these addresses to access the web interface of your control panel if you have one. This is necessary for cases where the support team needs to verify the GUI components of our products.
3. SSH key authentication
For security reasons and in order to provide us access to the server, you need to enable key-based authentication. For that, you'll need to place our public key in the following file on your server: /root/.ssh/authorized_keys.
Below you can find the public key (between the cut lines):
---------- PUBLIC KEY BEGINNING ---------- PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS LINE ----------
ssh-rsa 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 email@example.com
---------- PUBLIC KEY END ---------- PLEASE DO NOT COPY THIS LINE ----------
SSH access form
During the investigation of your issue support team may request access to your server using a special secure access utility. The SSH access interface looks like the following:
Please read the form carefully and fill out the access details. The form will automatically check if our team has access to your server. If you see an error after filling out the details, it means that we were unable to access your server. You will see the message 'Failed to check connection'. Possible reasons:
- You entered incorrect access details in the form.
- Your firewall is blocking access from our IP addresses.
- You incorrectly configured the server to grant access.
Please don't ask the support team to check if access is available. You do it yourself by filling out the form, and it does the automatic check.
If you are absolutely sure that the provided details are correct, but the form still returns an error, use "SSH custom" button to submit the access details manually. Please inform the support staff member that you encountered problems filling out the form.
Note that for security reasons the support team will only be able to connect to the server if access is granted through this form.