I am trying to SSH from a NAS to a webserver using a public key. NAS user is 'root' and webserver user is 'backup'
I have all permissions set correctly and when I debug the SSH connection I get: (last little bit of the debug)
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering DSA public key: /root/.ssh/id_dsa.pub debug1: Server accepts key: pkalg ssh-dss blen 433 debug1: key_parse_private_pem: PEM_read_PrivateKey failed debug1: read PEM private key done: type <unknown> Enter passphrase for key '/root/.ssh/id_dsa.pub':
I am using the command:
ssh -v -i /root/.ssh/id_dsa.pub email@example.com
The fact that it is asking for a passphrase is a good sign surely, but I do not want it to prompt for this or a password (which comes afterwards if I press 'return' on the passphrase)