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SSH Auto-login with password

Terminal - SSH Auto-login with password
sshpass -p "YOUR_PASSWORD" ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no YOUR_USERNAME@SOME_SITE.COM
2013-05-24 14:33:38
User: o0110o
Functions: ssh
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SSH Auto-login with password

You need to install "sshpass" for this to work.

apt-get install sshpass

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
SSHPASS='your_password' sshpass -e ssh me@myhost.com
2013-06-03 12:26:40
User: djkadu
Functions: ssh
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The above is OK if you not worried about security, as per sshpass man pages:

" The -p option should be considered the least secure of all of sshpass's options. All system users can see the password in the command line with a simple "ps" command."

So, instead what I do is use the -e option:

" -e The password is taken from the environment variable "SSHPASS"."

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What others think

Why not do this by defining the host with your ssh config?

Comment by malathion 73 weeks ago

You're leaving your password in the clear in the shell's history file. If you don't want to type your password, use an ssh key w/o password or use an ssh agent to pass the the ssh key passphrase for you.

My $.02

Comment by seattlegaucho 71 weeks and 2 days ago

Thanks for the input everyone.

Comment by o0110o 69 weeks ago

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