Password-less Login

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ssh/sftp/scp from A to B without being prompted for a password:

  • Connect to A
  • type: ssh-keygen -t rsa
    • default directory for keyfiles will be ~/.ssh/
    • if you do not want to be prompted, leave passphrase blank
  • copy the contents of .ssh/id_rsa.pub (there should only be one line)
  • place this line on B, in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

That's it, you should now be able to ssh/sftp/scp from A to B without being prompted for a password!

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