Article: Managing Linux VM authentication in Microsoft Azure

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Microsoft Azure supports several Linux distributions, and Linux is a first-class citizen in the Azure world. When provisioning a new Linux virtual machine we have several methods to authenticate the newly created Linux VM. We can use passwords, SSH Keys, and Azure AD.

Using the traditional password method, especially when using a VM with public IP, will expose the VM to a potential brute-force attack. on the other hand, using SSH Keys for authentication helps to mitigate such risk because it eliminates the use of passwords to log in.

Read more at source: http://techgenix.com/managing-linux-vm-azure/

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at ITPROCentral.com, MSExchange.org, Techgenix.com and Anderson Patricio.org (Portuguese).