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Create an SSH key pair

Submitted by egbert on Fri, 14/09/2018 - 06:41

On the source machine:
Step 1.
ssh-keygen -t rsa -C %user%@%target% Enter a passphrase if you want, it is not necessary
Step 2.
cat ~/.ssh/ | ssh %user%@%target% 'cat >> .ssh/authorized_keys'

Authorized Keys file on target machine
.ssh/authorized_keys is a file on the target machine and should be mode 600.

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