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software:sharedkeys [2014/07/02 04:57] (current)
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|+||* Generate the keys using the command ''ssh-keygen -t dsa'' and follow the prompts. If you're going to use the shared key to log into a system where user identities shouldn't be shared (i.e iVEC) save the key file as something like ''/home/observer/.ssh/id_dsa_username_galaxy'', and use a non-blank passphrase|
|+||* scp the file to the target computer (which you want to be able to access using the shared key) with ''scp .ssh/id_dsa_username_galaxy firstname.lastname@example.org:''|
|+||* ssh into the target system (using your usual password) and include the shared key in the ''.ssh/authorized_keys file'' with a command like ''cat id_dsa_username_galaxy >> .ssh/authorized_keys''|
|+||* You can now use the shared key to log in to the target system. If you want to avoid having to enter a password/phrase repeatedly, use ''ssh-agent bash'' and ''ssh-add .ssh/id_dsa_username_galaxy''. You'll have to enter your passphrase once this way.|