Currently setting up a new Debian 8 server and figured securing SSH was the first step. Running Win7 here with WinSCP and PuTTy and having trouble understanding how to set public and private keys. It's my first assignment on my new IT job. Maybe it's a test. I gotta have the server up and running by Friday, serving multiple sites. At least I don't have to design their site. I can push the button and have my Debian server reset anytime I want (takes an hour or so) but why waste tine configuring it until I secure SSH? I mean, I can set up LAMP and all that, and then mess up securing SSH, get locked out, and all my time would be wasted because I'd have to push the button and reset the server to get SSH access back, along with a virgin server. I don't want to ask my IT colleagues because it's too stupid a question to ask. All I want is links to articles with instructions relevant to my Win7 desktop and Debian 8 server. And the server is on the other side of the pond. I don't understand why they don't just give us Debian desktops if we're managing Debian servers. Maybe they have a corporate license from MSFT. Lucky me they aren't running IIS on their servers.