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Old 06-19-2008, 07:38 AM   #1
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passwordless login on the same machine via ssh

Hi All,

I am into a tricky situation here

I have a host name "fedora"

I create rsa and dsa keys for root on fedora . Then I copy the .pub file contents to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file .

then from the same machine i try ssh@fedora and I am able for passwordless login

Then I create a normal user "kevin" do the key generarion and all and do

ssh kevin@fedora

But. it does not allow me for passwordless login , It asks for password every time

Please help me on the same.

Thanks and Regards
Old 06-19-2008, 10:58 AM   #2
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As far as i know .. i think u need to switch to "kevin" user > create private and pub keys > put public key in authenticated keys in kevin's home directory is that what u did ?
Old 06-20-2008, 12:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

I figured it out somehow.

ssh rejectes anything which is group writeable in the path /home/kevin/.ssh

So, When I checked the file ~/kevin/.ssh/authorized_keys i found it was group writeable.

I changed it to rwx------

Then everything went allright.

Issue "CLOSED"

Thanks and Regards,


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