Want to copy linux files using scp without entering password each time
Posted on 2007-10-15
I am trying to copy files to a server out on the Internet without having to type in a password everytime. I am going from a local linux (fedora 6) box to another linux box (Cent 4). My command is:
scp /home/tayloe/filename email@example.com:/home/tayloe
It works, but it makes me enter a password each time. I generated a key pair on the local box (using ssh-keygen -t rsa) and copied the contents of the resulting id_rsa.pub file to a file called authorized_keys on the remote box. The authorized keys file is in the following 2 directories on the remote box:
I wasn't sure which directory it should be in, so I put it in both. That procedure is supposed to make it so it stops asking for a password each time, but it still does.