Like so many posts in this category, this is surely child’s play to you linux aficionados. For those of us mere morals though, this is a very useful little trick, and it shows how you can easily move data from your local workstation to a remote server using SSH.
If you don’t already have a public / private key pair on your local workstation do this:
ssh-keygen -t rsa
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, try looking for this:
Did you see anything? You’re looking for a file called id_rsa.pub, I would guess.
Now that you have generated your key, to copy the public key part up to the remote server, do this:
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org “echo ‘
cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub‘ >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys”
You should now be able to dance around the inner bits of the internet to your heart’s content.
Thanks to Dan Lucraft for the technology behind this post.