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How to configure SSH Session Timeouts on Linux

How to configure SSH session timeouts

Logging out of your server is not something you may automatically think of doing, especially if you're in the middle of doing something else. You may find yourself still logged in some time later.

Using Fail2Ban To Increase Server Security

Using Fail2Ban to increase server security

Automatically block bad actors from accessing your server with Fail2Ban. A handy Linux tool to automatically scan for potential threats.

Introducing Templates

We're please to finally unveil a few new features for ServerAuth which will help speed up configuring access for new servers and users!

Why you need an SSH Access Manager

Why you need an SSH Access Manager

Using passwords, or manually adding SSH keys to your servers? You're putting your business at risk of being attacked.

Introducing Server Monitoring

Today we're pleased to announce our new Server Monitoring service, allowing you to keep track of server metrics with a beautiful new dashboard.

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Platform Updates - Two Factor Authentication + Server Details

Quick update on some of the latest changes to the platform excerpt: We recently realised we never actually announced some platform updates we pushed live!

How to set up password aging on Linux

A short guide on how to set up password aging on your Linux server.

Ideally we always advocate setting up and using SSH keys to authorise users on your servers but we know that's not always possible. So to make using passwords safer, you can configure password aging, here's how.

How to set up SSH Keys on Linux

How to Set Up SSH Keys

Setting up SSH Keys can make connecting to your servers so much easier. In this guide we'll show you how to use ssh-keygen to generate a new SSH key and add it to your server.

How to set up Two-Factor SSH Authentication on Linux

Two-Factor (2FA) Authentication for SSH with Google Authenticator

Adding Two-Factor (or Multi-Factor) authentication to your server is an easy way of practically eliminating most SSH intrusion attempts.

How to disable SSH root login on Linux

How to disable SSH root login on Linux

The aim for this short tutorial is to build on some of the previous basic server security tips and add some small, extra layers of security to your server.

How to disable SSH password login

How to disable SSH password login on Linux

Server security is never about one main thing to protect your server but many little tricks that all add up to help decrease the chances of your server being compromised.

How to change your SSH port on Linux

How to change your SSH port on Linux

Whilst changing your SSH port doesn't directly provide extra security on your server, it's still a good idea to help reduce automated break in attempts.

Introducing Scheduled SSH Access

Using ServerAuth you can now restrict individual user access to servers based on a date range, days of then week and between times!

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