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#ssh-keygen -t rsa
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/root/.ssh/id_rsa):
/root/.ssh/id_rsa already exists.
Overwrite (y/n)? y
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:
Your identification has been saved in /root/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub.
The key fingerprint is:
And copied the id_rsa.pub key to hosts /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
but now when I try to ssh it still prompts me for the passphrase but I don't want it to ask any password or passphrase. As soon as I do ssh, the machine should connect to remote host.
True enough suicidaleggroll
But if it is prompting me for passphrase then it surely means that ssh is able to read the authorized_keys file.
If it would have been a permission issue it wouldn't have prompted me for passphrase in the first case but yes it plays its part for not allowing any other users to make any change in this file.