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Publishing id_rsa.pub for easier setup of new environments?

To make setting up passwordless SSH easier on new machines and environments, is there any reason why the id_rsa.pub file (just the public half of the key pair) could not be published somewhere on the ...
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SSL certificates with passphrase and service restart

Today, I'll gonna ask for something far less technical than usually. Indeed, it's more or less a rhetorical question, but I would love to read your advices on this topic. On my daily job, I have to ...
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SSH: prevent from asking for passphrase when ssh-agent auth fails

I am writing a script to cycle through a list a known hostnames so as to find a working SSH server on which I can auth with my SSH key. The key is already loaded with ssh-agent and ssh-add, so if I ...
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SSH - Putty Private Key and Passphrase

For giving remote access to a linux server, the administrator generated the public and private key pair probably using the Putty Key Generator and sent me the .ppk file. I loaded the .ppk file (having ...
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Is it possible to generate RSA key without pass phrase?

I'm working with Apache2 and Passenger for a Rails project. I would like to create a self-signed SSL Certificate for testing purposes. sudo openssl rsa -des3 -in server.key -out server.key.new ...
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openvpn: auth-user-pass or (and?) passphrase?

I'm setting up OpenVPN on PfSense 2.0, and now i wonder if should use the "auth-user-pass" option, set an passphrase on the openssl keys or both. Both require an extra password beside of the valid ...
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ssh key requires passphrase after viewing it

I'm running a tinycore machine that I store my code on before pushing it to github. This is also the only machine that has port 22 forwarded at home so I have to do the push from this machine due to ...
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linux ssh passphrase not working, but sftp works

I set up ssh with keys and it was working fine for a while. Ive just had a bit of a clean up and now some seriously weird things are happening, disabling terminal access from my server As I say SFTP ...
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How can I use Duplicity with a symmetric key?

I am using duplicity to perform backups on my server. Right now duplicity is encrypting the backup using a GPG public-private key system. I would prefer to encrypt the backup files using just a ...
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Bash Script for SCP — SSH Keys

I'm working as a programmer at the moment, and as a result need to constantly upload my software to remote systems for testing. I have about 7 machines which need to receive copies of everything. At ...
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What exactly does Pass phrase in MOSS2010 manage?

The question says it. I am really wondering what it EXACTLY does, because I am getting from everywhere different answers.
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How to protect an SSL certificate (Apache/CentOS)

I currently use a server SSL certificate without a pass-pharse in order to allow Apache to start up unattended. There are signs from customers to require us to protect the SSL certificate more ...
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How do I change my private key passphrase?

I have an existing public/private key pair, the private key is password protected, the encryption may be either RSA or DSA. These keys are the kind you generate with ssh-keygen and generally store ...