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SSH keys cached remotely?

I wanted to install a new public key on a remote server. I created a keypair using ssh-keygen -t rsa on my Macbook, then added its public key to authorized_keys on the remote server. It is the only ...
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Setting up a shared remote git repository without root privileges (solved) using ssh keys to manage per user access?

I'll first explain my setup. I'm working on a non-self managed system on which I have an account without root/elevated privileges. On this system I want to share multiple git repositories to different ...
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How can I get the root account to generate an acceptable ssh key?

On an ubuntu machine I did the following: ~$ sudo su - [sudo] password for jamie: root@mydomain:~# ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key ...
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ssh permission denied public key when adding new key

I had a id_rsa in ~/.ssh/newfolder/ and using the config file correctly, then I went to add a new one to ~/ssh/git/ and now the git key works but the one in newfolder doesn't. Any help would be ...
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ssh does not try to provide private keys for github over ssh

I uploaded my public key to github and have my private key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa. Even after adding RSAAuthentication=yes and PubkeyAuthentication=yes in ~/.ssh/config, ssh does not seem to try any of the ...
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ssh localhost password-less Login not working

I have been trying to ssh localhost into the same machine. I copied the generated public key into the authorized_keys file. It still doesn't work. I have spent hours on trying to find a solution to ...
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SSH password stopped working

So, I tried to connect to a MySQL Database through an SSH tunnel as usual and it prompted me for the password to my ssh key. I entered it as usual and allthough I am 100% sure I entered the correct ...
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Lazy ssh key prompt for command line

My question is (very) similar to lazy prompt for ssh public key passphrase but the answer provided there (using GNOME keyring) doesn't really fit the bill (I'd rather have no reliance on X or any ...
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SSH hangs upon login on Mac OS X Mountain Lion

About a month ago trying to SSH into servers (various ones, from various physical locations) started taking around 40 seconds to resolve. I tried tracing the problem, but without much success. I know ...
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Does SSH key authentication normally pass through daisy-chained clients?

When I am connected from my home computer to a server, and then connect to a 2nd server via ssh on the 1st server, I realized I am able to authenticate instantly without the private key being on the ...
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ssh Prompts For Password After Account Unlocked - Despite ssh key?

Here's what happened: I set up ssh key so that user could ssh from A to B without a password. I got user's password wrong in some other context too many times, and user's account got locked out. ...
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How to make ssh remember unlocked ssh-keys not in default directory

I structured my private/public-keys in a subfolder of ".ssh" called "keys". Mapping is done by a .ssh/config file. Now I have to retype the passphrase for every key every time I use it. Before this ...
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Setting up SSH with an existing id_rsa.pub key

I have a client providing me with his own id_rsa.pub key, he wants me to setup a SSH server so that he can send me files. As far as I understand, when I setup my SSH Server (freesshd on Windows) I ...
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SSH file transfers using ssh-keygen

I am a casual linux user but I am having a some difficulty understanding some directions sent to me from a company we provide data to. They want us to use ssh (which I have used before) to transfer ...
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Why is SSH not honoring my authorized keys?

I have 2 laptops at home, both running Ubuntu 12.04 (Desktop), and both using the same NetGear wifi router. I used a technique called "MAC binding" on one of the machines so that the router always ...
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Cygwin Connection closed by ::1

During the installation of Hadoop I am trying to setup CYGWIN and ssh. Installed and ssh also started successfully and setup authorization key as instructed HERE but When I try to connect to the ...
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Can I have more than 1 private key in ~/.ssh?

I am trying to add an existing private key (id_rsa file) to my ~/.ssh directory, but see that I already have one. Do I have to replace the existing key, or is there a way to combine them? I assume ...
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SSH ignores keyfile, wrongly asks for password

For work, I am SSH-ing into a server. I haven't done this for months, so something has changed where it now asks me for a password. Previously, after authenticating it would work. Here's what I ...
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Retrieve ssh key from github

I had ssh key at github.com in my account. Now i reinstall my operating system, how can i retrieve my old ssh key from github and put it into /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa? Thank you.
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Multiple ssh keys on Heroku

I have: Computer A with id_rsa and id_rsa.pub Computer B with different id_rsa and id_rsa.pub (it's not the same as that one from computer A) and id_rsa2 id_rsa2.pub I created an account on heroku, ...
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How to add hostname to known_hosts to be used system-wide

As far as I know the default ssh option StrictHostKeyChecking is set to ask so the first ssh connection seems like: $ ssh host.example.com The authenticity of host 'host.example.com (1.2.3.4)' can't ...
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Logout safe way to have ssh-agent session for server processes

I am having a server process which is using a passphrase protected SSH key. Currently I log in via SSH to give the key every time the process is restarted. I do: eval `ssh-agent` ssh-add mykey # ...
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Remotely generating key pair without passphrase

I'm trying to generate the key pair (without a passphrase) on a remote machine. The command I use for this is: ssh root@REMOTEIP ssh-keygen -t rsa -f /root/.ssh/id_rsa_new -q -N "" The output of ...
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Is there a difference if SSH key is created on serverside?

I've got a server running Ubuntu. I installed openssh-server and wanted to use ssh key for login purposes. Everything works fine except one thing. On Ubuntu's community site is written "This massively ...
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Avoid typing password every time using NX

I am running nxserver on a linux box and installed NoMachine Player on laptop. Every time I connect to nx on the linux box, basically it comes with two steps: SSH to user nx on the linux box On the ...
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ssh-add not permanent

I've setup some keys to connect one server to another (periodically importintg data from one to another via some crontab). My problem is that the passphrase is randomly asked by the system (I can ...
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ssh authorized_keys on two machines

I have two machines with the same .ssh/authorized_keys (verified since (1) one is a copy of the other and (2) the md5sums of the file on both machines match) and the same /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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Unable to Change Password for Private SSH Key

I'm running PuTTY Pageant on Windows, and I used it to generate a private SSH key with a .ppk extension. Now I want to change the password to that key, so I opened my Git bash terminal, cd'd to my ...
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Passwordless ssh failed when login using username

I was trying to setup Hadoop and was stumbled on passwordless ssh to localhost. I am getting a password prompt when trying to connect using ssh username@hostname format. But there is no problem ...
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SSH without password (shared home folder)

I have a question about passwordless ssh with one home folder. I have created a common /home/developers account, and multiple users (developerA,developerB ...). All developers have been delegated the ...
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after config `~/.ssh/authorized_keys`, ssh works well but scp does not work

I change this file ~/.ssh/authorized_keys in remote server, shown below, and want to run a script when ssh to it. #Flyakite command="/home/path/to/script" ssh-rsa my-key now if I run ssh $USER@$HOST ...
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Changed home directory permissions on remote server, can no longer ssh into it

I changed the permissions on my ~ directory, and according to this question about ssh and home directory permissions I can no longer ssh into my remote server because it rejects my public key. Is ...
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Using putty generated key in SSH Secure Shell

In Windows, I need to use a key (RSA-2) generated from puttygen in "SSH Secure Shell" software v.3.2.9. The s/w has a key import option, and it asks for the .pub file. I tried importing the .pub file ...
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How to upgrade ssh-keygen using yast2 or smart

The ssh-keygen which I have seems to be bit old. It doesn't have -m and -y option. I would like to upgrade to latest version. In both the tools, it says "ssh-keygen" package is not found. Could you ...
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Cat command output varies unusually in regards to * character

I'm running the following command on a fairly standard Ubuntu 11.04 installation running under vSphere: sudo cat /home/*/.ssh/authorized_keys Basically, I am using puppet for ssh key management and ...
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What is id_rsa.keystore?

In my .ssh directory I have the following files - drwx------ 2 rohit rohit 4096 Jun 22 03:34 ./ drwxr-xr-x 62 rohit rohit 4096 Jun 22 11:16 ../ -rw-r--r-- 1 rohit rohit 402 May 25 15:19 ...
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Does the size of a RSA key cipher have any impact on my internet connection?

I am wanting to setup passwordless authentication to my remote linux server, I was going to generate an RSA public/private keypair. I was thinking about cipher strength like 2048 bit and 4096 bit. ...
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ssh-agent and ssh-add

Does anyone know how to make it so that I don't have to add my keys manually using ssh-add? Every time I log into my Ubuntu server box, I have to start the ssh-agent and then use ssh-add before my ...
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How to fix warning about ECDSA host key

I'm trying to setup password-less SSH on an Ubuntu server with ssh-copy-id myuser@myserver, but I'm getting the error: Warning: the ECDSA host key for 'myserver' differs from the key for the IP ...
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How do I connect to SSH without the password to be requested every time ? - Already follow some answers here but it doesn't work

MAC OS X Lion 10.7.3 1) On host, I've created an authorized_keys file inside .ssh folder, by doing: touch authorized_keys 2) I've copy my public ssh key into host .ssh folder by doing: scp ...
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How safe is it to make my SSH Public key, very public?

Is it a security risk to allow anyone to see your SSH public key? My public key(s) are on all the machines I login to regularly, and I've also given other sysadmins my .pub file so they allow me ...
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Why does my password for the ssh private key does not work (on Mac)?

I have a pair of private and public keys. The public key is on my server and I have my private key on my local disk. The file's permissions were changed with the command: chmod 600 private_key Now ...
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How do I set up an ssh keypair for a web user with no home folder?

The title basically says it all. I have web user that needs to ssh a remote server. Said web user has no home folder. I have no root access to give it one. Has anyone had this problem before?
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Disabling only password ssh access for root

I know it's possible to disallow root logins via ssh, and that it is a Good Idea™ to disallow root to ever login via ssh (preferring instead to use sudo or similar). Is it possible to allow ...
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Tell git which private key to use for a user without home folder

I was reading the question Tell git which private key to use, and the answer doesn't apply for a case were the user doesn't have any home directory. We're setting up a Jenkins server right now, and ...
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Is there a way to log into a machine using SSH without password?

I know ssh is to create a secure shell connection to a machine, and we call ssh username@ip_address to login the machine. Is there a way that I won't need to enter the password when connecting via ...
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why doesnt key authentication work for openssh?

I am working on setting up a hadoop cluster, as per the following tutorial: http://www.michael-noll.com/tutorials/running-hadoop-on-ubuntu-linux-single-node-cluster/#sun-java-6 My problem comes in ...
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How do I achieve passwordless CVS updates?

I'm working on some code from my computer at home and would like to do CVS updates to a remote server. When I'm at work I don't need to type in a password, but at home each time I need to type in my ...
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How to store SSH keys?

I've started using SSH keys instead of passwords just recently (thanks to GitHub, of course), so please keep in mind that I'm pretty new to this whole concept. Currently my keys simply lay in ~/.ssh, ...
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Using ssh keys for multiple sites?

I was wondering, is it considered safe to use the same SSH key for multiple sites? (eg. github, bitbucket, heroku, etc)? Or is it recommended to generate a different SSH key for each website/usage?