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To complete this section about SSH, the following configuration checklist details the steps for one method to configure a Cisco switch to support SSH using local usernames. (SSH support in IOS can be configured in several ways; this checklist shows one simple way to configure it.) The process shown here ends with a comment to configure local username support on vty lines, as was discussed earlier in the section titled “Securing User Mode Access with Local Usernames and Passwords.” Step 1. Configure the switch to generate a matched public and private key pair to use for encryption: A. If not already configured, use the hostname name in global configuration mode to configure a hostname for this switch. B. If not already configured, use th...