How to install your SSH key on a remote server

1. Nice way

You can install an SSH key by executing


Now you can log in to the remote server with your password and ssh-copy-id will do the rest.

2. Manual way

Append your public ssh key to the authorized_key file on the server.

As a one-liner:

cat ~/.ssh/ | ssh 'cat>> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys' 


Both commands pretty much do the same. The first way is way easier though.

The next time you can connect to the server using your SSH key.

Robert Curth @rocu