New as of 0.7.0
ssh-keys:add <name> [/path/to/key] # Add a new public key by pipe or path ssh-keys:list # List of all authorized Dokku public ssh keys ssh-keys:remove <name> # Remove SSH public key by name
When pushing to Dokku, ssh key based authorization is the preferred authentication method, for ease of use and increased security.
Users in Dokku are managed via the
~/dokku/.ssh/authorized_keys file. It is highly recommended that you follow the steps below to manage users on a Dokku server.
Users of older versions of Dokku should use the
sshcommandbinary to manage keys. Please refer to the Dokku documentation for your version for more details.
You can use the
ssh-keys:list command to show all configured ssh keys. Any key added via the
dokku-installer will be associated with the
admin key name.
61:21:1f:88:7f:86:d4:3a:68:9f:18:aa:41:4f:bc:3d NAME="admin" SSHCOMMAND_ALLOWED_KEYS="no-agent-forwarding,no-user-rc,no-X11-forwarding,no-port-forwarding"
The output contains the following information:
You can add your public key to Dokku with the
ssh-keys:add command. The output will be the fingerprint of the ssh key:
dokku ssh-keys:add KEY_NAME path/to/id_rsa.pub
KEY_NAME is the username prefer to use to refer to this particular key. Including the word
admin in the name will grant the user privileges to add additional keys remotely.
KEY_NAMEis a unique name which is used to identify public keys. Attempting to re-use a key name will result in an error. The ssh (git) user is always
dokku, as this is the system user that the
dokkubinary uses to perform all it's actions.
Admin users and root can also add keys remotely:
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh firstname.lastname@example.org ssh-keys:add KEY_NAME
Finally, if you are using the vagrant installation, you can also use the
make vagrant-acl-add target to add your public key to Dokku (it will use your host username as the
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | make vagrant-acl-add
As key names are unique, they can be used to remove a public ssh key.
dokku ssh-keys:remove KEY_NAME
Keys are given unique names, which can be used in conjunction with the user-auth plugin trigger to handle command authorization. Please see the documentation on that trigger for more information.