I am a bash newbie, and am writing a bash script that will allow transfer of files between two computers. BTW, is there a more secure alternative to scp?
Currently, I am doing this manually, by using scp. The remote server always prompts me for the password, and I supply that. I want to automate this (hence the bash script). However, I dont want to supply my password in plain text (or if at all - I was under the impression that open SSL does away with passwords and uses certificates etc?).
Can anyone please explain how I can automate my current process, without explicitly displaying my password.
I am running on Ubuntu 10.0.4