/usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: ERROR: No identities found

/usr/bin/ssh-copy-id: ERROR: No identities found

The error occurs when you want to copy your public key to a remote server using the utility ssh-copy-id

By default, the program looks for ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

If you have generated dsa keys, the location of your public file must be specified explicitely :

ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

Create an alias in your bashrc file such as :

alias cpid=’ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub’

Reload your bashrc file to have this new alias available in your shell.

 

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