Key Management with ssh


Tech Notes


ssh-copy-id installs an ssh key on a server as an authorized key. It’s purpose is to provide access without requiring a password for each login.

This facilitates automated, passwordless logins and single sign-on using the ssh protocol. The ssh-copy-id tool is part of openssh.

Setting up public key authentication

Key based authentication in ssh is called public key authentication. The purpose of ssh-copy-id is to make setting up public key authentication easier. The…