Changes between Version 39 and Version 40 of HowTo/LoginToNodes


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08/17/12 10:12:58 (9 years ago)
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    149149=== Managing SSH Keys ===
    150 Depending on which type of OS You are using, there are ways to make the management of ssh keys and pathphrases simpler. In most linux systems there is a program called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssh-agent ssh-agent] that runs automatically when you login and can help you manage your ssh keys so that you don't have to type your passphrase every time you login.
    151    * '''Mac OS''': If you are on OSX Leopard or later, ssh-agent runs automatically for you. It will also integrate with the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keychain_(Mac_OS) Keychain] that is a program for managing identities, passwords, etc. The first time that you use your private key to login to a machine, a keychain window will pop-up offering to store your passphrase, if you want to avoid the hustle of typing in your passphrase every time you want to login you should click on that option.
    152    * '''Linux systems''': In most other Linux systems `ssh-agent` should be automatically started for you. If you want to test whether `ssh-agent` runs for you try typing on a terminal: `ssh-add`. If it is running then you can execute the following command:
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     151{{{
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     154<table border="0">
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     156  <td>  Depending on which type of OS You are using, there are ways to make the management of ssh keys and pathphrases simpler. In most linux systems there is a program called <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ssh-agent'> ssh-agent</a> that runs automatically when you login and can help you manage your ssh keys so that you don't have to type your passphrase every time you login.     
     157<ul>
     158 <li> <b> Mac OS </b>  If you are on OSX Leopard or later, ssh-agent runs automatically for you. It will also integrate with the <a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keychain_(Mac_OS)'> Keychain</a> that is a program for managing identities, passwords, etc. The first time that you use your private key to login to a machine, a keychain window will pop-up offering to store your passphrase, if you want to avoid the hustle of typing in your passphrase every time you want to login you should click on that option. </li>
     159 <li> <b>Linux systems</b> : : In most other Linux systems  ssh-agent  should be automatically started for you. If you want to test whether ssh-agent` runs for you try typing on a terminal: <code>ssh-add</code>. If it is running then you can execute the following command:</li>
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     162       <td> <pre>   </pre> </td>
     163 <td>  <img border="0" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c8/Keychain_Access_Icon.png?format=raw" alt="Keychain" width="100" height="135"/> </td>
     164        <td> <pre>   </pre> </td>
     165    </tr>
     166 </table>
     167}}}
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    153169  {{{
    154170ssh-add <private_key_filename>