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Old 02-22-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Server Refused Out Key

Good Day,

Iam presently using fedora 8 64-bit which is provided by amazon.

I am usually able to ssh into my server using an ssh key and a username.

At this time...iam unable to ssh into the server. When i try, i get the error "Server Refused Our Key" The server is still up as i am still able to access my web applications.

Another wierd thing is that when i try to ssh into the server via ip directly (without using a ssh key) it prompts me for a username and password...

Any help would be greatly appreciated as i need to be able to ssh into my server.

Thanks in advance
Old 02-22-2012, 11:56 AM   #2
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check the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file
Make sure that the proper key is used and has the proper format
ssh-rsa <weirdCryptoChars> hostname

If that dosn't help check for access rights of ~/.ssh
should be 600

If it still doesn't work, remove key from ~/.ssh/authorized_keys and create a new one.

Last edited by uhelp; 02-22-2012 at 11:58 AM.
Old 02-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #3
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thanks for the response....the issue is that iam unable to access my server...its an amazon cloud server. hence the main access is through iam unable to even check /ssh directory
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