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Configuring SSH authentication using a key

A Chef workstation installed on a virtual machine is accessible from a system where we have installed Jenkins. We can create a virtual machine using a virtual box or a VMware workstation on a laptop; and can also then install CentOS 6 or 7 and configure the Chef workstation the way we did in Chapter 4, Cloud Computing and Configuration Management.

Before starting with the configuration of end-to-end automation and orchestration using a build pipeline plugin and upstream/downstream jobs, we will configure SSH authentication using a key.

The main objective behind configuring SSH authentication is to allow the Jenkins virtual machine to connect to the Chef workstation virtual machine. By doing this ...

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