ssh-copy-id for OSX
Quick port of the useful unix utility
Note: MacOS Sierra now includes an onboard
Git clone & run install script
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.com/beautifulcode/ssh-copy-id-for-OSX/master/install.sh | sh
ssh-copy-id - install your identity.pub in a remote machine's authorized_keys
ssh-copy-id [-i [identity_file]] [user@]machine
ssh-copy-id is a script that uses ssh to log into a remote machine (presumably using a login password, so password authentication should be enabled, unless you've done some clever use of multiple identities)
It also changes the permissions of the remote user's home,
~/.ssh/authorized_keys to remove group writability (which would otherwise prevent
you from logging in, if the remote
sshd has StrictModes set in its configuration).
-i option is given then the identity file (defaults to
~/.ssh/identity.pub) is used, regardless of whether there are any keys in your ssh-agent.
Otherwise, if this:
provides any output, it uses that in preference to the identity file.
-i option is used, or the ssh-add produced no output, then it uses the contents of the identity file. Once it has one or more fingerprints (by
whatever means) it uses ssh to append them to
~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote machine (creating the file, and directory, if necessary)
ssh(1), ssh-agent(1), sshd(8)