Ssh password-less

Three steps to passless ssh (without ssh-agent) ...


Use ssh-keygen to generate the key pair

 ssh-keygen -t rsa

! do NOT use passphrase, just hit 'enter'

The public key is in .ssh/


Copy it to .ssh/authorized_keys on the remote host

 scp ~/.ssh/ whoami@host:~/.ssh/authorized_keys



 ssh host

ssh-agent NOT needed!

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Title How to use ssh without a password
Description This pages shows the three steps to passwordless ssh (without ssh-agent).
Tags ssh agent password
Category User
Topic revision: r4 - 10 Feb 2012, ArthurVarkentin
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