Archive for March 2008

This is an overview of all the articles I wrote in March 2008. Most of it is relevant to this day.

Typing SSH passwords again and again can be a real pain. For example: Lately I started to use Capistrano to deploy my rails applications. If I want to set up the maintenance-page on the server I’ll type cap deploy:web:disable which of course prompts me for the SSH password. Then I want to deploy my application with cap deploy and again will be prompted for the password. Finally I have to cap deploy:web:enable to remove the maintenance page which as mindful readers might have guessed already prompts for the password. This was just one reason for me to set up SSH authentication keys. At first I was a little worried that setting it up might be a bit complicated. Luckily I was disabused. If you want to switch to key based authentication too follow these simple steps.

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