On the machine from you want to ssh to ypur dream server:
- Create id_rsa key.
when prompted use the suggested filename, and (I strongly recommend to select a passphrase)
ssh-keygen -t rsa
– Copy public key from ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub to your server using
ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub firstname.lastname@example.org
Now you should be able to ssh without using password.
If you add a passphrase
You will need one more extra step to store the passphrase in the keychain so you won’t be asked to type it over and over again.
– Create a file in ~/.ssh/config
– Add these contents
Host * AddKeysToAgent yes UseKeychain yes
Now once you enter the passphrase, OS X won`t ask you again.