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Feb '10

Automate SSH key authorization with Rye

posted by delano

I got annoyed with manually authorizing my public keys to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys and ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2 so I added a feature to rye to automate the process.

$ rye authorize

The expected output looks something like this:

$ rye authorize
Passwordless login failed for user
Password: ************
Added public keys for: 
Now try: ssh


$ gem install -V rye

You can generate an SSH keypair with the following command iff you don't already have one (by default they're installed to ~/.ssh/id_rsa or ~/.ssh/id_dsa):

$ ssh-keygen -t rsa

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