Normally, you will log into your Cloud APIC through a browser, as described in Configuring Cisco Cloud APIC Using the Setup Wizard. If you
need to log into your Cloud APIC through SSH for any reason, however, the following sections
describe how to log into the Cloud APIC using the SSH keys that you generated in the previous
sections or using SSH password authentication.
Log Into Cloud APIC Using SSH Keys
Log into your Azure account for the Cloud APIC infra tenant and go to the Azure management portal, if you are not there already:
In the main PuTTY window, click Open to log into the Cloud APIC. A login prompt appears.
Log into the Cloud APIC as admin.
Log Into Cloud APIC Using SSH Password Authentication
Unlike SSH using a public key, SSH Password Authentication is disabled by default. Use these procedures to enable SSH Password
Authentication so that you can SSH into your Cloud APIC with a username and password.
Open a browser window and, using the secure version of HTTP (https://), paste the IP address into the URL field, then press Return to access this Cloud APIC.
For example, https://192.0.2.1.
Enter the following information in the login page for the Cloud APIC:
Username: Enter admin for this field.
Password: Enter the password that you provided to log into the Cloud APIC.
Domain: If you see the Domain field, leave the default Domain entry as-is.
Click Login at the bottom of the page.
Navigate to Infrastructure > System Configuration, then click the Management Access tab in the System Configuration page.
Click the pencil icon in the upper right corner of the screen to edit the SSH settings.
The Settings page appears for SSH.
In the Password Authentication State field, select Enabled.
You can now SSH into your Cloud APIC without having to access the public and private key files: