I am trying to set up a key between my Ubuntu machine and my web server so that I can SSH into it without needing to type a password each time.
I have followed the tutorial found here - http://www.csua.berkeley.edu/~ranga/notes/ssh%5Fnopass.html - to the letter.
Whilst everything seemed to work, when I try to SSH into the server the next time it still prompts me for a password.
My first question is that the reason I am doing this is so I can SSH onto a specific site on my server, so I set this all up on the server using the username associated with the site (in this case tosbourn) is this right or should I have used root on the server?
The second question is that because on my machine my username is different (it is toby) I think this could stop it from working? Am I correct in this assumption or should this not matter?
As it stands the home directories on both my local machine and server have .ssh in them and I have copied accross the required file and renamed it to authorized_keys (and keys2)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.