SSH Auto-login with password

sshpass -p "YOUR_PASSWORD" ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no YOUR_USERNAME@SOME_SITE.COM
You need to install "sshpass" for this to work. apt-get install sshpass

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By: o0110o
2013-05-24 14:33:38

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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"." Show Sample Output


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    SSHPASS='your_password' sshpass -e ssh me@myhost.com
    djkadu · 2013-06-03 12:26:40 0

What Others Think

Why not do this by defining the host with your ssh config?
malathion · 279 weeks and 3 days 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
seattlegaucho · 277 weeks and 5 days ago
Thanks for the input everyone.
o0110o · 275 weeks and 2 days ago

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