ssh without password

Pascal Hos pascalhos at
Fri Oct 14 14:40:19 UTC 2005


Check the following page:

This should solve your problem.


On 10/14/05, David <david at> wrote:
> I'm trying to use dsa key pairs so that I can ssh in a cron script without
> passwords. I've generated the key pair, then copied the public key to the
> server. Client is Hoary, and server is Debian Sarge.
> When I ssh, I get asked for a password. Is there some step I'm missing? Is
> there something in the sshd_config or ssh_config that needs fixing?
> Another point: since sudo is not an option in this case, does that mean I
> have to activate root?
> While I'm asking.. can anyone tell me if there is any advantage of either
> or DSA?
> Below is what I actually did.
> thanks... David.
> david at foo:~/.ssh $ ssh-keygen -t dsa
> Generating public/private dsa key pair.
> Enter file in which to save the key (/home/david/.ssh/id_dsa):
> Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
> Enter same passphrase again:
> Your identification has been saved in /home/david/.ssh/id_dsa.
> Your public key has been saved in /home/david/.ssh/
> The key fingerprint is:
> david at foo:~/.ssh $ ls
> authorized_keys authorized_keys2 id_dsa known_hosts
> david at foo:~/.ssh $ scp david at testbar
> :/home/david/.ssh/authorized_keys
> Password:
> 100% 600 0.6KB/s 00:00
> david at foo:~/.ssh $ ssh david at fast
> Password:
> DARN! Why does it ask for a password!
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