Logging in on Unix without a password, aka public key authentication
My progress of my OpenSolaris configuration is going at a steady pace, and it’s now time to do some migration of data. It has been written a thousand times before, but who cares, I’m going to write it again:
I want to login without passwords, so I can copy stuff using my laptop, but it in the background and get some well deserved (and needed) sleep.
It actually kinda easy, if you know how to do it:
On the machine which needs access:
scp ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub firstname.lastname@example.org:
And, on the machine you want to access:
Is it that easy? Yes, it is that easy!