How do I pass an additional command line option to my OpenSSH client for password? I need to pass the both usename and password on the command line as follows:
ssh firstname.lastname@example.org myPasswordHere “command1”
How do I pass a password to ssh client under Linux or UNIX operating systems?
You need to use the sshpass command. It is a utility designed for running ssh using the mode referred to as “keyboard-interactive” password authentication, but in non-interactive mode. You can install it as follows:
$ sudo apt-get install sshpass
And pass the password as follows:
$ sshpass -p 'mySSHPasswordHere' ssh email@example.com "uptime"
$ sshpass -p 'PASSWORD' ssh -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no firstname.lastname@example.org "who"