Setting up SSH keys on a Raspberry Pi is relatively easy and can make connecting to one over a network more convenient. In this tutorial we’ll explain how to create and configure SSH keys so you can connect to a Pi remotely without needing to enter a password.
To help make the process clearer I’ll assume you’ve got two machines. One is the remote machine you want to access. This is the Raspberry Pi and we’ll call this [A]. The other machine is the computer you will use in the future to access the Pi. We’ll call this [B]. Each step includes these markers in the text to indicate what machine you perform that step on.
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