SSH Command Authenticator


authrpogs is invoked on an ssh server and decides if the command requested by the ssh client should be run or rejected based on logic in the `authprogs` configuration file.

Passwordless SSH using ssh identies or pubkeys can enable all sorts of wonderful automation, for example running unattended batch jobs, slurping down backups, or pushing out code. Unfortunately a key, once trusted, is allowed by default to run anything on that system, not just the small set of commands you actually need. If the key is compromised, you are at risk of a security breach.

Authprogs is enabled by using the command= option in the authorized_keys file.

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