You want to use ssh to connect to other computers, but you don’t want to keep typing your password.
On the local computer: if don’t have them already, generate your private/public pair of keys
user@local ~$ ssh-keygen -t rsa
Accept all the default options and when asked for a passphrase just press enter.
This should create the two files
~/.ssh/id_rsa - your private key ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub - your public key
On the remote computer: if it doesn’t exist already, create the
user@remote ~$ mkdir ~/.ssh user@remote ~$ chmod 700 ~/.ssh
Finally append the contents of the local file
~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to the remote file
~/.ssh/authorized_keys. For example, on the local computer:
user@local ~$ scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub firstname.lastname@example.org:.ssh/my_new_key
And then on the remote computer:
user@remote ~$ cat ~/.ssh/my_new_key >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys user@remote ~$ rm ~/.ssh/my_new_key