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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 passwordless 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?
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SSH key not recognized after installation (also: can I store keys on NTFS)

I've reinstalled my Fedora 15. I decided to keep my SSH keys, including Github key, so I won't have to generate new one. However, when I copied them back from NTFS partition to ~/.ssh directory, ...
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Authentication failure when connection

I am working currently on my server on an issue, I configured the SSH Deamon that only people who have a valid ssh-key can login on to the server, and kicked the password option Now I've added a ...
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What is the purpose of the randomart generated by the ssh-keygen utility? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is randomart produced by ssh-keygen? Am setting up my git-hub stuff, and part of it entails creating public-private key pair using the ssh-keygen utility. But ...
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Using Multiple SSH Public Keys

I have a personal account and a company account on Unfuddle. On Unfuddle SSH keys can only be used on a single account, so I need to create a seperate SSH key on my laptop for both accounts. I ran ...
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How to set up VPN Connection with .p12 and ovpn file

Right, i'm quite new to linux 'Ubuntu 10.10' and i'm having a hard time trying to import keys and certificates for vpn connection to my work office server. I have a .p12 file which is the key i'm ...
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Security issue with reusing rsa_id keys

I have been setting up a lot of virtual machines for different projects I'm working on. Instead of using ssh-keygen on each machine, I've been copying my id_rsa file from one of my machines to all the ...
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SSH host authenticity issue

I'm receiving the wonderful "The authenticity of host xx can't be established." message when attempting to SSH into a box. I have two systems that recently swapped names. My system is a RHEL5.6 box. ...
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Adding a path to a ssh key file

I want to to make it so that when a file looks for a ssh key in /Users/skline/.ssh/id_rsa.pub it automatically also looks into the directory /var/root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub (where my ssh is actually ...
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Remove all the keys (credentials) from a PC

I gonna have to change my Windows PC with a colleague at office. I've added a few rsa ssh keys while playing around with git, github, heroku and a few others. What'd be the best way to remove all my ...
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How to convert .ppk key to OpenSSH key under Linux?

I know that is possible to convert .ppk under puttygen in Windows, but how to do that on Linux? Is this possible ?
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ssh-keygen wont work

For CentOs I am trying to configure a ssh key but it denies the approval. I tried this from the following link: http://rcsg-gsir.imsb-dsgi.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/documents/internet/node31.html For more ...
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How to generate a public/private key (UNIX)

Can some one please tell me, for using SSH, why does a host also need to have a public and private key? And how can I generate a public/private key pair for myself?
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ssh passwordless -login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SSH asks for password, even with public key installed http://rcsg-gsir.imsb-dsgi.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/documents/internet/node31.html I am trying to login from machine A to ...
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SSH asks for password, even with public key installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Problem with shared ssh keys I have set up pub key authentication between two servers. Everything should work, but I am still asked for the password. Here's parts of my ...
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Git SSH setup Permission denied (publickey)

I'm using a VWWare image of Ubuntu 8.04 and experiencing problems while setting up git access over SSH I get the following output debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next ...
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SSH Key Exchange from Cygwin to Ubuntu Fails

I'm trying to SSH from a Windows/Cygwin to Ubuntu. I am not using PuTTY. Instead, I'm using Cygwin ssh, which should be OpenSSH. I used ssh-user-config on the Windows machine to generate my key ...
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Connect to server using SFTP and public ssh key using FileZilla on Windows

Is it possible to generate an ssh key on a windows machine then use that key to connect to a server using SFTP via FileZilla? This is all working with my Mac but I have a client that is stuck in a ...
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Use the same private key git

I have a private key git file in my desktop wich I currently use and I also need to use on my laptop, my question is can I also use the same key in a different computer and if its possible how can I ...
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How do I copy an SSH key from a Mac to a Windows machine?

I have a public SSH key on my MacBook, but am trying to access a host that requires it on my desktop. How do I do that, and where do I put it on my Windows machine? I am using gitGui on Windows and ...
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Running ssh-keygen without human interaction?

Would it be possible to run ssh-keygen without human interaction? I have a shell script that takes care of server deployment from start to finish, but ssh-keygen is the only remaining piece that ...