I have 2 ubuntu 12.04 (beta) servers (node1 and node2) and want to establish passwordless root access between them. Other users should not have access to other boxes. Also note that ssh default port is changed to 220.
Here's what I did:
sudo -i cd /root/.ssh ssh-keygen -t rsa # with default name and empty password cat id_rsa.pub > authorized_keys
then copied id_rsa & id_rsa.pub to node2 and added id_rsa.pub to authorized_keys. Both hosts have the same /root/.ssh/config file:
Host node1 Hostname 126.96.36.199 Port 220 IdentityFile /root/.ssh/id_rsa Host node2 Hostname 188.8.131.52 Port 220 IdentityFile /root/.ssh/id_rsa
Now the problem is that when I type
ssh node2 it asks me for password. What may be the problem?
Debug info on client:
debug1: Server host key: RSA *** debug1: Host '[*.*.*.*]:220' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /root/.ssh/known_hosts:6 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug2: kex_derive_keys debug2: set_newkeys: mode 1 debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug2: set_newkeys: mode 0 debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug2: service_accept: ssh-userauth debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug2: key: /root/.ssh/id_rsa ((nil)) debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /root/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA debug2: we sent a publickey packet, wait for reply debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method debug1: Next authentication method: password
Debug info on server:
debug1: userauth-request for user root service ssh-connection method none [preauth] debug1: attempt 0 failures 0 [preauth] debug1: PAM: initializing for "root" debug1: PAM: setting PAM_RHOST to "*.*.*.*" debug1: PAM: setting PAM_TTY to "ssh" debug1: userauth-request for user root service ssh-connection method publickey [preauth] debug1: attempt 1 failures 0 [preauth] debug1: test whether pkalg/pkblob are acceptable [preauth] debug1: Checking blacklist file /usr/share/ssh/blacklist.RSA-2048 debug1: Checking blacklist file /etc/ssh/blacklist.RSA-2048 debug1: temporarily_use_uid: 0/0 (e=0/0) debug1: trying public key file /root/.ssh/authorized_keys debug1: fd 4 clearing O_NONBLOCK debug1: matching key found: file /root/.ssh/authorized_keys, line 2 Found matching RSA key: **** debug1: restore_uid: 0/0 debug3: mm_answer_keyallowed: key 0x7f0647b0c1b0 is allowed debug3: mm_request_send entering: type 22 debug2: userauth_pubkey: authenticated 0 pkalg ssh-rsa [preauth] Postponed publickey for root from *.*.*.* port 38887 ssh2 [preauth]
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Mar 26 15:34 .ssh -rw------- 1 root root 840 Mar 26 14:50 authorized_keys -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 225 Mar 26 15:34 config -rw------- 1 root root 1679 Mar 26 14:47 id_rsa -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2652 Mar 26 14:39 known_hosts
Some lines from config files:
PermitRootLogin without-password RSAAuthentication yes PubkeyAuthentication yes AuthorizedKeysFile %h/.ssh/authorized_keys UsePAM no # also tried yes