SSH Authman

About this service

A secure, centralized repository for public keys used for Secure Shell authentication.

  • Systems administrators of Linux/Unix systems at the University of Waterloo can configure their OpenSSH servers to use SSHAuthman to authenticate users.

  • Individual employees and students can use the service to self-manage public keys they authorize for authentication.

Who can use this service

Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni

How to request this service

To access Authman, please log in using your UWaterloo username (up to 8 character) followed by (i.e. myuserna@uwaterloo) and password at

Support for this service

Please submit support requests via the IST Help Portal.


No cost.

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