Adding a Second SSH Key to a Remote Host

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March 5, 2014

I always find that I run into some kind of problem whenever I try to add a new client computer to have automatic passwordless key access. So I decided to clearly document each step to adding a new client computer.

1. New Local Client


# eval `ssh-agent -s`

ssh-add # run the eval command above first if ssh-add fails

Copy the .pub file it saved on the new client over to the old local client.

2. Old Local Client (that has ssh access already)

scp ~/.ssh/

3. Remote Server


# create a backup
cp ~/.ssh/authorized_keys ~/.ssh/backup

# append key
cat ~/.ssh/ >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

Now you should be able to ssh from the new local client to the remote server.

Date: 2014-11-14T13:16+0000

Author: Korey

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