ssh-copy-id: The easiest way to copy ssh keys to another machine

I wanted to copy ssh keys to the server so that I could log in without requiring to enter the password. To do that typically I would ssh into the server and copy the public key of my laptop the authorized_keys on the remote server.

I came across a better way and I realized I have been doing it wrong for a very long time and there is a much simpler way to do it, using the ssh-copy-id command.

Just run the following command in the terminal


It will prompt you to enter the password, and then after that, it will copy the public key on your computer to the authorized_keys on the remote computer, and now you will be able to SSH without entering the password.

That’s it! Let me know if you have any questions or comments.