Tuesday, November 23, 2010

bash one liners to setup password-less SSH

ssh user@host "cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys2" < .ssh/id_rsa.pub

This will append the ssh public key on the local machine to the authorized_keys file in the remote machine so that the local machine will in the future be able to ssh to the remote without a password.

If you are setting up multiple machines this way, this one liner is faster than having to ssh into each remote to update the authorized_keys file.

You could build on this to setup multiple machines with a single command:

for m in host1 host2 host3 host4; do ssh user@$m "cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys2" < .ssh/id_rsa.pub; done

1 comment:

Sgault said...

or just use ssh-copy-id wich is the way to use.