user13376823 wrote:I don't think you should be doing this. I can't see the point of adding the private key and adding the public key means the "Site" can ssh to itself without needing a password!
There are two servers :
from site server i want to connect testing server with ssh password less authentication.
i generated public and private keys with ssh-keygen -t rsa on site server.
cat id_rsa >> authorized_keys
cat id_rsa.pub >> authorized_keys
i appended id_rsa.pub ( public key site server ) to authorized_keys ( testing server ) with below command .I would expect you to add the RSA public key to the "authorized_keys2" file and not the "authorized_keys" file.
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org "cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys" < ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
am i missing some point in performing procedure for ssh password less authentication ?
because it prompts for passwords agaian and again
Edited by: user13376823 on Oct 9, 2012 9:30 AM