May 4, 2008

Sshpass: non-interactive SSH password authentication

Author: JT Smith

SSHââ¬â¢s (secure shell) most common authentication mode is called ââ¬Åinteractive keyboard password authenticationââ¬Â, so called both because it is typically done via keyboard, and because OpenSSH takes active measures to make sure that the password is, indeed, typed interactively by the keyboard.

Sometimes, however, it is necessary to fool SSH into accepting an interactive password non-interactively. This is where sshpass comes in ....



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