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Re: Passwordless login with ssh

Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

Now on to another problem. Perhaps this can't be done. As the user adefaria I wish to ssh to another machine as another user (ccadmin) and not be prompted with a password. Is this doable without "giving away the farm" security-wise? To allow certain users the right to ssh as another user without the need for a password?

Sure you can. I do it all the time. Simply generate a public/private key pair for the user on your home machine, and add the public key to the authorized_keys file for ccadmin.

I'm figuring that out. Thanks for the guidance.

Finally, I would like to ssh to my home machine without needing a password. At work I'm adefaria, at home I'm Andrew. I wish to

$ hostname
$ echo $USER
$ ssh Andrew@<home>.com

and have my home machine set up to allow adefaria@adefaria to come in as Andrew.

Same as above: generate a key pair for adefaria at work, and add the public key to the authorized keys file for Andrew at home.

Yes. This is cool. OK, thanks guys...

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