[nycbug-talk] scp as a different user

Okan Demirmen okan at demirmen.com
Thu May 4 13:32:36 EDT 2006

On Thu 2006.05.04 at 09:56 -0700, Steve Rieger wrote:
> question
> as "user_a"  i run a script that creates "file", then i need to scp  
> file user_b at localhost user_b at remot-host:~/
> i copied the public keys for user_b from local to remote, but since i  
> am user_a i need to enter the password for user_b when running the  
> scp command, is there any way around that.

because user_a can't read user_b's private key.

> (note i cant give out the keys to user_a)

do you have to use user_b from localhost to scp out? you can just create
another key pair for user_a and only have it used when ssh/scp'ing to

...oh, just saw ray's mail - there are many ways ;)


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