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Old 02-01-2006, 12:02 PM   #1
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Problem with ssh and authorized_keys...


I generated private and public rsa keys and installed my public rsa key on several machines in the .ssh/authorized_keys file. Everything works fine I can ssh to these machines without a pass word, except in on case. There is one account that still asks me for a password when I ssh to it. I have went through the steps of installing my public key several times but to no avail. Is there something I'm missing.

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Old 02-01-2006, 02:33 PM   #2
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Check the logs on both machines, usually in /var/log/secure. You should get some idea of why the key authentication isn't working.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 03:18 PM   #3
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Is it asking for your account password or your key passphrase? Some servers can be configured to require both the public/private keypair and the key's passphrase. Or it may be an order-of-authentication type of thing; for some (configuration) reason, password comes before keypair.
 
Old 02-01-2006, 03:30 PM   #4
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Check the logs on both machines, usually in /var/log/secure. You should get some idea of why the key authentication isn't working.
Thank you. It turned out to be the users home directory permissions.

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Is it asking for your account password or your key passphrase? Some servers can be configured to require both the public/private keypair and the key's passphrase. Or it may be an order-of-authentication type of thing; for some (configuration) reason, password comes before keypair.
It turned out to be the users home directory permissions. Thanks,

Kirk
 
Old 02-01-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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Great! I was going to suggest that, because that is a common mistake.
 
  


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