[K12OSN] ssh key generation
hburroughs at HHPREP.ORG
Tue May 25 20:10:29 UTC 2004
(Pardon the reply formating... Evolution only copied part of the reply
off the digest.. so I had to copy-paste).
Does your application server share (ie: via NFS) the same home directory
as your login/terminal server? If so, you shouldn't have to scp the
files to a different server. All you would have to do is:
cat $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> $HOME/.ssh/authorized_keys
instead of scp. You should use >> if you wish to keep any other
authorized keys the user has, otherwise you can use a plain "cp" or
change >> to > and overwrite the file. Now do you want to have this run
every time the user logs in, or only the first time?
Immanuel Derks wrote:
I would like to know if other people who run separate application
servers over ssh have figured out an elegante solution for public key
production and distribution through a network without bothering students
It's easy to produce the keys without user intervention during login
ssh-keygen -t rsa -q -f $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa -C '' -N ''
But then the public key has to copied to the appserver like
scp -l $USER $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub appserver:$HOME/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
and this would need a passwd from the user, so does one need to agree
with the production of the known_hosts file on the client side.
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