#31 Login without using SSH keys


Is is possible to specify the password for each individual server in a cluster so I can login without using SSH keys?

I work in web hosting where most of the servers belong to the clients. I can't really install a lot of keys onto a client's servers. If I could use the passwords we have on file that would be perfect.


  • Duncan Ferguson

    Duncan Ferguson - 2012-01-30

    If there is an option within ssh to do it, then it can be done. However, I don't think there is as in this sort of situation keys should be used

    It may be possible to include some code in cssh to say 'when connecting push this piece of text into window x' to enter the password for you but I'm not sure thats actually a good thing to do security-wise


  • Duncan Ferguson

    Duncan Ferguson - 2012-01-30
    • assigned_to: nobody --> duncan_ferguson
    • status: open --> pending
  • tlkg

    tlkg - 2012-01-30
    • status: pending --> open
  • tlkg

    tlkg - 2012-01-30

    Yeah that was my thinking. Even if it was just an extra option added to the .csshrc file it would still be a text file sitting in the user's home directory. I kinda expected this answer but I was hoping for the best.


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