Public Key Authentication with OpenSSH is preferred, as it’s a much stronger method of authenticating to your servers when compared to using password authentication. In fact, password authentication in OpenSSH should always be disabled. But before you can password authentication, you’ll need to set up public key authentication, and that’s exactly what we’ll do in today’s video.
Commands used in the Video
Check to see if a key is present already (list the storage)
ls -l ~/.ssh
Generate a key
ssh-keygen -b 4096
Follow the prompts to create the key.
Test SSH connectivity
Copy your key to a remote server
just an fyi, window power shell does have ssh now, as of power shell version 7
connecting is the same, I use this because I don’t want to install the windows subsystem for linux or putty.
Nice; does it give you the ssh agent, too?
I usually do not use it, but it does have it, but you need to enable it and add the path
That is what the docs say, everything works except when I add the key, it stores it in
at least thats where mine is by default
OIC, thanks. I think having the agent is lots nicer when using ssh for a lot of things, like for ansible, git, etc.
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