So I have my home computer, and my server. I'm trying to login to my server with my private key.
On my server say I have the user
serveruser, to which I login from my home computer using
ssh -Y firstname.lastname@example.org
And at my home computer, I have the user
homeuser on my home computer.
So now, I want to login to the server using my private key. For that, I already have a key with passphrase in
/home/homeuser/.ssh/. So I took the public key (id_rsa.pub), and copied it to my server at
Now I would like to login using that key, so I tried to login using
ssh -Y email@example.com
and it still asks me for the password, and not the passphrase.
I tried also logging in using
ssh -i /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_rsa -Y firstname.lastname@example.org
and I'm still being asked for the user password.
What did I do wrong? Please advise.
Thank you for any efforts.
EDIT: According to Mason Heller's recommendation, I executed ssh-add, but it still insists that I input the password for email@example.com.
EDIT: Information from
ssh -v -Y myserver.com (personal information modified for anonymity).
OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to myserver.com [100.100.100.100] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_rsa type 1 debug1: Checking blacklist file /usr/share/ssh/blacklist.RSA-2048 debug1: Checking blacklist file /etc/ssh/blacklist.RSA-2048 debug1: identity file /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1 debug1: identity file /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_6.0p1 Debian-4 debug1: match: OpenSSH_6.0p1 Debian-4 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1.1 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: sending SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_INIT debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_REPLY debug1: Server host key: ECDSA b2:1a:68:21:5a:72:c4:f7:ec:ea:60:12:e4:f8:b5:71 debug1: Host 'myserver.com' is known and matches the ECDSA host key. debug1: Found key in /home/homeuser/.ssh/known_hosts:11 debug1: ssh_ecdsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Offering RSA public key: firstname.lastname@example.org debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password debug1: Trying private key: /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_dsa debug1: Trying private key: /home/homeuser/.ssh/id_ecdsa debug1: Next authentication method: password
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total 4 -rwx------ 1 serveruser serveruser 400 Jan 26 01:09 id_rsa.pub
cat: /home/serveruser/.ssh/authorized_keys: Is a directory