Install your ssh key file on a remote system

scp ~/.ssh/ user@remote:.ssh/authorized_keys
Simply copies your public key to the remote system. For the first time, this will require a password for the user@remote account. From then on, ssh will ask for your private key keyphrase occasionally but you won't need to use the password. Very handy when you're moving files for testing etc.

2010-08-25 23:24:09

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This is wrong, as it will override previous authorized keys. On many distribs you have a script named "ssh-copy-id" that does the job quit well (checks if key exists, set proper perms, ...)
CodSpirit · 571 weeks and 1 day ago
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_*.pub remotehost
jbroome · 491 weeks and 1 day ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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