We use a number of SG500 stacks in our office infrastructure. We now have a need to script automatic polling of these switches to extract the ethernet port descriptions. From what I have been reading, the best way to allow for unattended ssh access is to use public key authentication with automatic login. However, there does not seem to be an auto-login option.
On the CLI, ip ssh pubkey-auth option works fine, but will not suggest or accept any further arguments (where auto-login is supposed to go).
On the web GUI, users may be added and associated with public keys, but again there is no automatic login option.
Public key auth is enabled, which I have confirmed on both interfaces. The account that needs to be authorized exists and is usable via username/password auth in the local database. The auth method for all management interfaces is set to local.
What could the issue be?