Login to VPS without a password using SSH
It is possible to ssh into your Linux VPS without having to use a password.
Here are the steps:
- Create ssh key if you dont have one already
- Add the public ssh to the remote servers
If you already have an ssh key skip to step 2
1 Create ssh key
First go to you
Then type (to create the ssh key)
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "email@example.com"
Follow the prompts
- push enter for each question to accept the defaults
- it will create a prive and public ssh key called
- do not enter a passwords
It will look like this:
Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/home/mannuel/.ssh/id_rsa): id_rsa_test Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): Enter same passphrase again: Your identification has been saved in id_rsa Your public key has been saved in id_rsa.pub The key fingerprint is: SHA256:52n1XC/4hSWgwC8gqK0Ld0ym/fb3BBXbhHypgmQFUHI firstname.lastname@example.org The key's randomart image is: +---[RSA 4096]----+ | ooEo...... | | . +o o=o | | . . .oo. +o. | | o . ..o.o.. | |. . o S =.. . o| | . * + + + =.| |o o + + o = o| |.o . .. ... . o | |. ..... .. . | +----[SHA256]-----+
2 Add key to
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh yourUsername@000.000.00.00 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys'
you will be prompted to enter your VPS password given for
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh yourUsername@000.000.00.00 'cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' yourUsername@000.000.00.00's password:
Jobs done, you should be able to ssh into VPS without entering a password.
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