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Re: [vox-tech] Saved SSH keys?



On Thu, 8 Nov 2001, Ryan wrote:

> Would it be possible to save my ssh login key (logging in from a workstation 
> that only I use) for a remote server so that SSH can connect without me 
> entering my password?

Yes.







... oh, you want to know _how_, too? :)

http://www.arches.uga.edu/~pkeck/ssh/

http://www.deadman.org/ssh-tut.html

The general idea is to put your public key on hostbox in
~/.ssh/authorized_keys, and your private key on yourbox in ~/.ssh/identity
(via ssh-keygen).  The debate enters when you choose whether or not to put
a passphrase on the private key... and ssh-agent is the answer that allows
you to enter this _once_ instead of every time.  Failing to put any
passphrase on your private key means you don't have to remember one, but
it also means anyone who gets their mitts on that file can pretend to be
you with no further verification.

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