Tutorials | Bash

Dan Sherwood

Copy SSH key onto remote server

Setting up a new project or starting work on a project which is new to you? Read on to discover the quick and pain-free way of enabling password-less ssh login.

Step-by-step guide

Run this command in your terminal to have your default identity public key copied across to the server of choice.

ssh-copy-id user@hostname.example.com

Now try

ssh user@hostname.example.com

Success.


You can read more on the topic at https://askubuntu.com/questions/4830/easiest-way-to-copy-ssh-keys-to-another-machine.

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