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Re: [suse-security] safety with scp

Hi *,

b@rry wrote:
> passwordless auth is not a great idea.
> having a passphrase while painful, is no less painful than a password and
> helps you...
> WinSCP, Putty (pagent) allows you to cache passphrases so you don't have to
> re-enter them all the time.
> Enter it once, at least if your machine is stolen, the password will no
> longer be cached, so the home box is still safe.

And you can run specific commands using the Key.
(and only  them.)

And you can delete the Public-Key on the Server any time.
(What you should do if ya Laptop is stolen.)

You can use multiple Keys with multiple Passphrases on a single (shared)
Account. (No shared Password!)

And last but not least: There is something called scponly.
Works like a charm ;-))

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