RHEL-08-010100 - RHEL 8, for certificate-based authentication, must enforce authorized access to the corresponding private key.

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If an unauthorized user obtains access to a private key without a passcode, that user would have unauthorized access to any system where the associated public key has been installed.

NOTE: Nessus has not performed this check. Please review the benchmark to ensure target compliance.


Create a new private and public key pair that utilizes a passcode with the following command:

$ sudo ssh-keygen -n [passphrase]

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Item Details

References: CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000186, Rule-ID|SV-230230r627750_rule, STIG-ID|RHEL-08-010100, Vuln-ID|V-230230

Plugin: Unix

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