Connect SSH without Password(Using Keys 🔐)

Suhail Roushan 🚀
2 min readJun 15, 2022

If you want to connect someone’s terminal access ….you should give them your ssh public keys

Example : Host to Guest

Windows to Ubuntu Server :

If you want to access Ubuntu Terminal

Windows should share his public key to Ubuntu

Step 1: Generate SSH Keys In a Separate Folder In Windows

i. Create .ssh folder in [Local: D] Drive

ii. Open the same folder in CMD

iii. Type this command and add your name in the place of suhail

ssh-keygen -t rsa -f D:\.ssh\vscode -C suhail -b 2048

iii. Press Enter 3 Times

iv. Type this command


v. Copy the whole key from ssh-rsa to last word suhail and store in it a file

Step 2:

Now Open Your Host Machine (Ubuntu Or That Guest you want to access that terminal)

Here We are Taking Ubuntu as Guest

i. Type this Command in Ubuntu

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

ii. Set ChallengeResponseAuthentication no

ChallengeResponseAuthentication no

iii.Next, find PasswordAuthentication set to no :

PasswordAuthentication no

iv.Search for UsePAM and set to no, too:

UsePAM no

v.Finally look for PermitRootLogin and set it to no too

From PermitRootLogin prohibit-password to

PermitRootLogin no

vi. Then type this Command

sudo systemctl reload ssh

iv. To Exit From Terminal Ctrl + O and Ctrl + X

v. Type this command

nano authorized_keys

vi. Paste the Windows Key in authorized_key file

vii. To Exit From Terminal Ctrl + O and Ctrl + X

viii. Give File and Folder Permission to SSH

// Here file name is your file name of Public and Private Keys

sudo chmod 700 .ssh
sudo chmod 644
sudo chmod 600 filename



Suhail Roushan 🚀

⭐ Software Engineer at T-Works 🧑‍💻 Full Stack Web Developer 🎓 CS.CODE.IN Fellow '21 💡 Startup Tech Innovator 👨‍🎨 UI/UX Designer 🤖 Automation