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Tasks, Basic Linux Automation via SSH

Overview

Lifecycle Continuum Automate interacts with Linux servers using the SSH protocol. An SSH connection is made to the target server and remains alive for the duration of the connection. This different from other automation technologies that send one script at a time and don't have a persistent shell.

Credentials

For Continuum to interact with a Linux server via SSH, you can either use a user id and password or user id and public key authentication. In this example you can use either.

If using public key authentication, you must store the private key in Continuum using something called a Shared Credential. See Adding Shared Credentials to find out how to store the private key.

An SSH Task

See the README at the following link and follow the steps required to import and run the sample task:

https://github.com/clearcode-labs/automate-samples/tree/master/linuxssh

This sample task should give you a good idea of the possibilities of working with Linux servers via SSH.

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