I am attempting to set up a scenario in which I do not require to submit a password to ssh into an ubuntu machine from a mac. This is procedure i have been following:
1 - Open a terminal in your mac and remain logged in as you, not root.
ssh-keygen (when asked for a password leave blank, the purpose of this s for rsync to be able to ssh without a password prompt)
This will have made an SSH key which will now be living in your home folder. Now you need to add the public key into the ubuntu VM
1 – Login as root into the vm
copy the key generated on you mac into the ida_rsa.pub and paste into this file
chown –R john /home/john/.ssh/
chmod 600 /home/john
The result of this is, I have the key in both home directories. But when i
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org i still get asked for a pword..
Is there a config that must be setup in ssh within the ubuntu machine to allow this behaviour to happen?