I recently generated ssh keys, copying my public key to the server I need access to and keeping my private key in my ~/.ssh/ directory.
Everything works great but ssh prompts me for the passphrase every single time I want to login to the server. I was under the impression that if I am logged in as root and have the private key stored locally in my directory, the passphrase is only needed at first login.
Ideally I would like to access the server seamlessely using no passphrase and just the key, this way I can passwordless rsync and such.
Is this possible? I do remember an option to include a passphrase and typed one in assuming this was most secure. Maybe I shouldn't have.