Eliminating password prompts from ssh & scp
leam at reuel.net
Wed Dec 10 21:23:37 UTC 2003
Allan Metts wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a silly little problem that has cost me an inordinate amount of
> I need to spawn a secure file transfer from within a C program. I'd
> like to simply execute the appropriate scp statement and capture the
> return code -- should be no problem.
> Here's the silly part: I can't find a way to prevent scp from prompting
> me for a password. I've messed with sshd_config, established RSA1 keys,
> and done everything else I can think of. And there seems to be no way
> to include the password on the scp command line. I really don't want to
> have to set up chat or expect logic just to deal with the password prompt.
> I've got to be overlooking something basic, but I'll be darned if I can
> figure out what. Can someone set me straight? If not, does anyone know
> of an easy-to-use C++ API wrapper for scp/sftp?
> Thanks in advance,
Copy the ~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub into the target ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
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