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Old 10-11-2010, 04:09 AM   #31
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very usefull information

I find myself regularly coming back to this page when I have some trouble with ssh.


I add something related I find usefull as well:
To quickly create a key-pair for a new user, I use this command in a script:
ssh-keygen -qv -f $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa -N ""
(this could be improved as : su $USERNAME -c "ssh-keygen -qv -f $HOME/.ssh/id_rsa -N ''"
Where $USERNAME has been set earlier in the script, (eg as input parameter: "$USERNAME=$1")

Last edited by jringoot; 10-11-2010 at 04:28 AM. Reason: extra info
Old 02-02-2011, 09:13 AM   #32
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I have learned that it is very important that you have set the right permissions!! The following work for me:
chmod 600 privatekey
chmod 600 .ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 700 .ssh
When I had my .ssh directory permissions wrong, my authentication failed without any warnings or errors.

Last edited by selahlynch; 02-02-2011 at 09:16 AM.


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