This is kind of a prerequisite for supercharging ssh usage. It’s a pretty straightforward concept:
- Generate a public key and private key. The private key can prove ownership of a public key
- Place the public key on any servers you need to log in to
- No more password prompts
Sound good? Let’s do it:
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa $ cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub ... your public key here ...
Paste that into the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file of any server account you need to log in to, then any subsequent
$ ssh user@host
Will be automatic. Now you’re prepared to really make ssh useful.
And the lightweight proxy trick is great.