I need to create a cron script that will scp all the logs from one machine to a log parsing machine but when I scp I am requested to insert a password. Usually, when I connect to the servers using Putty, i'm using
pageant and Putty to allow agent forwarding and when I choose the machine I want to connect to, it opens a putty window and gets me straight to the shell without the need to insert a password. This happens after I insert my rsa public key to the .ssh/authorized_keys file on each machine.
I'd like to do the same but between two servers.
Edit: I don't know why it was voted down... i think it's a legitimate question. Please tell me please what i'm doing wrong:
[root@search-uk-1 .ssh]# ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/root/.ssh/id_rsa): 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: ca:ab:4d:95:a4:ee:47:67:0c:e1:23:f3:73:46:67:7e firstname.lastname@example.org The key's randomart image is: +--[ RSA 2048]----+ | | | . | | ... | | oo+.. o | | .+S= + | | o o+ * . E | | =. * . | | + .. | | ..+. | +-----------------+ [root@search-uk-1 .ssh]# ssh-copy-id root@sawmill root@sawmill's password: Now try logging into the machine, with "ssh 'root@sawmill'", and check in: .ssh/authorized_keys to make sure we haven't added extra keys that you weren't expecting. [root@search-uk-1 .ssh]# ssh root@sawmill Enter passphrase for key '/root/.ssh/id_rsa': Last login: Mon Nov 5 11:32:33 2012 from search-uk-1.int.incredimail.com [root@sawmill ~]# exit logout Connection to sawmill closed. [root@search-uk-1 .ssh]# ssh root@sawmill Enter passphrase for key '/root/.ssh/id_rsa':
Even if i copy the rsa key from the .pub file and paste it on the remote's machine .ssh/authorized_keys it still keeps asking me for password.