There’s a way to connect to a server from the commandline without having to remember your username and password off the top of your head. Without having to resort to a password management software also. The way is using an
ssh config file, saved in
This file means that you can type in
ssh dev and log into the server. The first time you do this, you’ll need to enter in your server password.
Next, copy the contents from
~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub from your client machine and add it to the end of the file of
~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the server machine.
id_rsa.pub is your public key, by adding it to the
authorized_keys file it lets the server know you’re accessing from a trusted computer.
For further information, the online documentation contains the manual for using ssh_config.