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Re: Automating distribution of authorized_keys

From: Jamie Wilkinson
Subject: Re: Automating distribution of authorized_keys
Date: Wed, 18 May 2005 16:33:03 +1000
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This one time, at band camp, Luke Youngblood wrote:
>1.     Has anyone implemented an authorized_keys distribution system that
>uses editfiles rather than copy?

We used to, but it ended up being a pain.

>2.     Do you think it would be possible to build an authorized_keys file
>on the fly if you had each sysadmin's public key as a line in an editfiles


>3.     Taking this even further, could a sysadmin's public key
>automatically be copied from their home directory and updated on the master
>cfengine repository to be included in an editfiles statement.  (This last
>action would allow anyone to regenerate their ssh key using ssh-keygen and
>have cfengine automatically update all authorized_keys files on all servers
>they have access to)

if by "automatically" you mean "documented procedure for new staff member",
then yes :-)

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