How to start using Blink shell iOS app.

How to start with BLINK Blink in acction

Then you bought the Blink app. You open it and you stuck on the screen. You tried to SSH and it works. Maybe you tried to SCP your keys to remote server and it doesn’t work. You went to the, you look for any manual on how to use it and there is NONE.

Let’s start it.

Let’s generate ssh keys!

ssh-keygen -t rsa

Press twice enter when you are getting asked for the password.

Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/private/var/mobile/Containers/Data/Application/72198_/Documents/.ssh/id_rsa): 
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase): 
Enter same passphrase again: 
Your identification has been saved in /private/var/mobile/Containers/Data/Application/72198_/Documents/.ssh/id_rsa.
Your public key has been saved in /private/var/mobile/Containers/Data/Application/72198_/Documents/.ssh/
The key fingerprint is:
4a:dd:0a:c6:35:4e:3f:ed:27:38:8c:74:44:4d:93:67 mobile@name-iPAD
The key's randomart image is:
+--[ RSA 2048]----+
|          .oo.   |
|         .  o.E  |
|        + .  o   |
|     . = = .     |
|      = S = .    |
|     o + = +     |
|      . o + o .  |
|           . o   |
|                 |

Now you have keys! Time to set up Blink.

Type config and set up your first host. (I didn’t know that this command even exists)

Now let’s copy our public key!

Let’s ssh to my plex server.

I am using cat command, but you can just use any editor (nano) and paste your key. If you are using cat you have to use >> To add a key to the bottom. Press CTRL + C to stop cat.

Logout from the remote server and add the key in the blink to the host. Type config and go to Hosts. Remember that you have to save those options.

Now you are ready to use ssh or mosh without password!! I hope that it helps. Have a good one guys!