What is the purpose of the default ssh key in authorized_keys?


#1

What is the purpose of the ssh key that is added automatically in my workspace? Or specifically, in what ways is it used? Is it only used for the automatic login on the web shells?

Thanks!


#2

Afaik, it allows the ide to connect to the actual docker servers running at google cloud. No worries. :slight_smile:


#3

When you connect to Cloud9 you connect via a websocket to one of our frontend servers. This server then opens a SSH connection to the backend server your workspace is running on. Then all file system and terminal commands are performed via this SSH connection. This key allows the frontend servers to SSH into your workspace running on a backend server.