PowerShell Server may be configured with public keys to accept from within the registry as an alternative to File Based Public Key Authentication. The public keys PowerShell Server is configured to accept can be found in the Windows Registry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\nsoftware\PowerShell\Server\16\AuthorizedKeys. This location holds a String value containing the public keys that may be used to authenticate. The name of the String value is not used, but it is recommended to set this to the name of the user that the public key corresponds to for organizational purposes. In order for this configuration setting to be used, the server must be set to use File Based Public Key Authentication. If this key exists in the registry, its values will be used, otherwise the file specified in the GUI will be used.