1) Connect to OpenELEC using ordinary SSH with user 'root' and password 'openelec' 2) Change directory to .ssh/: cd .ssh/ 3) Generate a pair of ssh keys: ssh-keygen -t rsa Accept all default settings by pressing [ENTER]. If you are asked to to overwrite id_rsa press 'y' and [ENTER]. 4) Copy the content of the public key ('id_rsa.pub') into 'authorized_keys': cat id_rsa.pub >> authorized_keys 5) Copy 'id_rsa' to the device that you want to log into OpenELEC from, e.g. your mobile phone. 6) Setup the connection on your device using the private key ('id_rsa'). You still need to use the username 'root'. You can rename this file and give it a more useful name. Make sure that you are able to log in without using the password! 7) To disable the local password on OpenELEC/KODI, open settings in KODI and select "Services" on the left hand side. Here you can disable SSH password.