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SSH Auto-login with password

Terminal - SSH Auto-login with password
sshpass -p "YOUR_PASSWORD" ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no [email protected]_SITE.COM
2013-05-24 14:33:38
User: o0110o
Functions: ssh
SSH Auto-login with password

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

apt-get install sshpass


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
SSHPASS='your_password' sshpass -e ssh [email protected]
2013-06-03 12:26:40
User: djkadu
Functions: ssh

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 177 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 175 weeks and 2 days ago

Thanks for the input everyone.

Comment by o0110o 173 weeks ago

Your point of view

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