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Old 01-01-2010, 04:43 AM   #1
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Execute script on local server as normal user to run commands on remote server

Dear All
I have an immutable script on server A, it executes a maintenance command on the remote servers where elevated privileges are needed.

I want the developers on server A to execute the script and run it without being prompted for a password.

The script contains scp root@serverB and ssh 'root@serverB', if run as root it runs great since I am using ssh keys. However, as regular users they are prompted for a password.

If I do created their group on server B...etc and give the group sudo it would still ask for passwords right ?

Can I overcome this ?

Old 01-01-2010, 06:30 AM   #2
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you can use a passphrase-less ssh-identity, or consider running an ssh-agent with the key you are using for scp loaded into it.

for example:

(as the sudo user)

ssh-agent >
ssh-add whatever.key

then in your script, just do source before running the scp command.


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