If you log into other machines often, and you get fed
up with entering your password every time you do, you want a SSH
key which takes the place of your password
Below are the steps you require to create one on our systems
- Open a terminal and type
$ ssh-keygen -t rsaThis will generate the key pair
- You will be prompted where to save the new key, the default is what we need so just press enter
- Next you're asked if you wish to set a pass phrase, a short password used to protect the key, (this is optional for no pass phrase just hit enter)
- And the same pass phrase again to check for typos
- You will now be returned to the terminal, the next step is
to add your new key to the authorized_keys2 file.
As you do not currently have any keys, this can be done by typing the following command
$ cp .ssh/id_rsa.pub .ssh/authorized_keys2
- Now lets make sure it works, by logging into to silver
$ ssh silverIf this does not ask you for a password, then you have done it right!
$ scp .ssh/id_rsa.pub firstname.lastname@example.org:.ssh/id_rsa.pub.tmpThen on a SUCS machine,
$ cd .ssh/This will append your public key onto the authorized_keys2 file.
$ cat id_rsa.pub.tmp >> authorized_keys2