SSH login without password
It is possible to securely connect to a SSH server without a password. To do so, you must perform the following steps. It assumes that both machine are running a flavor of Unix.
On the client machine, open a shell window and execute the following command to create your private and your public key.
ssh-keygen -t rsa
Login on the server using the account you want to setup and perform these steps:
mkdir ~/.ssh chmod 700 ~/.ssh
The file id_rsa.pub can be found on your client machine in the ~/.ssh directory
Copy the content of the file id_rsa.pub into the file ~/.ssh/authorized_keys chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
You can also use ssh-copy-id to copy your public key to a remote host. A typical command is
From now on, no password will be asked when you will ssh to this server.