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How to set up SSH certificates on a Fedora 17 client

From: http://www.thegeekstuff.com/2008/11/3-steps-to-perform-ssh-login-without-password-using-ssh-keygen-ssh-copy-id/ https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSH/OpenSSH/Keys http://www.lifelinux.com/setting-up-an-ssh-certificate/ To generate the key pair (on the local machine) ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 Copy the public key to the host. I found I first need to restart ssh and execute ssh-add to load the newly created key. Execute the following commands on the local machine: sudo systemctl restart sshd ssh-add ssh-copy-id remote-host Where remote-host is usually of the format user@host Finally ssh into the host and edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config to stop passwords being accepted for authorisation