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Ocean Park Software: Using ssh with Public Key Authentication, AgentForward, and Keychain

Dec 23, 2002, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"This page collects into one place the essential steps needed to generate a private/public key pair and use ssh to connect to remote hosts without having to enter your password or passphrase more than once per boot of your trusted workstation.

"The idea is that you can engage in a 'multi-machine ssh session' in which all authentication is tunneled back to the first machine from which you started your session.

"This means you can securely ssh around the net to hosts on which you have accounts without entering your passphrase when you connect, yet all connections and authentication occurs securely. The article by Daniel Robbins on Agent forwarding and keychain provides excellent overall background material. This page merely serves to summarize configuration steps consisely..."

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