Simplifying SSH connections using SSH config

Using SSH to connect to a remote server is as simple as remembering the details: username, host, and password, plus any connection-specific quirks, like non-standard port. That said, the more remote servers to which you need to connect on a regular basis—each with its own access configuration—the more complicated a task it can become to […]

Configuring SSH to use a public / private key pair instead of a password

Sick of passwords? Simplify your life by configuring your SSH connection to use a public / private key pair instead. Before you get started, confirm you have SSH access to the remote server, as you’ll need it shortly. Generate the public / private key pair via the command-line: ssh-keygen -t rsa The -t flag indicates […]