Look Ma, No Passwords!

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We are finally back to the blog after a long summer hiatus. Based on your feedback, we will use the blog to post some how-to articles addressing commonly asked questions, starting with this article.

CLA-OIT's Linux terminal server, lts.cla.umn.edu, allows you to access dozens of other servers from within a single session. While the access is very convenient, it would be very inconvenient if you had to type your password every time you wanted to log in to a server. There is a very elegant, but technically complicated way, of removing passwords from the login process while still keeping logins secure.

We have documented how you can configure this for your login on lts.cla.umn.edu, as well as provided links to resources describing the same process for OSX and Windows:

Configuring Public/Private Key Authentication

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