Centos 7 public and private keys...
i reinstalled my server with centos 7 to get familiar with it...
i have a laptop that im using cygwin on to ssh into the centos 7 server.
i ran ssh-keygen -t rsa on the server and now in .ssh i have a public and private key created.
i copied the public key from the server to my C:\cygwin64\home\Administrator\.ssh\known_hosts file
now when i input:
it asks for the passphrase which i created when i did the keygen
on the server
when i put the passphrase in it says permission denied
and returns me to the command line
what am i doing wrong?
do i have the steps correct?
am i right in saying that you need to have the servers public key in your known_hosts file on the client computer to get communication working?