The key is that you need to know the passphrase to do it, if you don't know the password for the key then you can't remove the key since it cannot be decrypted.
ssh-keygen is the easiest method and openssl can be used to manually remove the key and output it to a new file, which you can then copy back over top of the encrypted file.
After that your public key authentication will work without any password prompt because it is no longer encrypted. Make sure you understand........
The problem is that by default ssh-keygen loves to generate an easy to crack 2048 bit key (RSA). Supposedly having a larger keysize helps such as 4096 or 8096 but it is thought to be useless still against Quantum computing.
How can I check my existing keysize and type?
ssh-keygen -lf /path/to/your/id_rsa.pub
The output will be something like below followed by the hash. The first number is the key size and the second part will b........
ssh-keygen -p -f /path/to/your/id_rsa
Enter new passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
After that your rsa private key will be encrypted which is a layer of protection and security in the event that somehow someone acquires your key and tries to access servers that the key is authorized on.........
sign_and_send_pubkey: signing failed: agent refused operation
This happens when you don't manually add your ssh key with ssh-add it is some weird new feature in SSH or Ubuntu/Debian that causes this weird problem.
Identity added: /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa (/home/user/.ssh/id_rsa)........
This is a common issue, what if a issue shouldn't have root but you want to use that user to make a full backup of a system? They of course need root access.
You can actually just give them passwordless sudo access to rsync in /etc/sudoers:
sudo vi /etc/sudoers
yourusername ALL = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/rsync
Here is how you would execute rsync:
The key thing for the remote host is to........
This is a very simple solution, but most guides out there make you login twice (once to scp the key) and once to put the key in authorized_keys. There's no need for that.
If you don't already have a ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub just type "ssh-keygen -t rsa" and keep hitting enter until it's done :)
Just use this code to easily enable passwordless login with SSHD
key=`cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub`;ssh firstname.lastname@example.org "echo $key >> ~/.ssh/auth........
SSH automatic login without passwordlocal> ssh-keygen -t rsa -f .ssh/id_rsa
-t is the encryption type
-f tells where to store the public/private key pairs. In this case, the .ssh directory on home is being used
A password will be asked; leave this part blank, just pressing
Now, go the .ssh directory, and you will find two new files: id_dsa and id_dsa.pub. The last one is the public part. Now, copy the public key to the serv........
In those 4 simple commands you can setup mutual key exchange between two sshservers by using a single login shell session and single window.
*Just change the IP address examples of (10.10.0.2) to the target of your mutual key exchange. It doesn't matter if the server is on a LANor WAN(well unless the server is behind a firewall and you cannot SSHinto it).........