I have a new user in my vagrant box(trusty64) and I am trying to ssh into it. Instead of logging into vagrant user after vagrant up, I want to login to my username.

What I have done so far

  1. Created a user in my guest machine.
  2. Created ssh key in my host using ssh-keygen
  3. Copied the ssh key to the guest using ssh-copy-id -p 2222 -i shash@

and the part of the Vagrantfile looks like this

  config.vm.box = "ubuntu/trusty64"
  config.ssh.username = "shash"
  config.ssh.forward_agent = true
  config.ssh.private_key_path = "~/.ssh/authorized_keys"

I can use ssh -p '2222' 'shash@' to login directly but when I give vagrant up I keep getting the following error

default: Warning: Connection timeout. Retrying...
default: Warning: Authentication failure. Retrying...
default: Warning: Authentication failure. Retrying...

Any help in sorting out this is really appreciated.Thanks!

  • You've not described your actual problem. What happens when actually do what you are wanting to do?
    – qasdfdsaq
    Jul 7, 2015 at 14:57
  • @qasdfdsaq I have added all the details here
    – Shash
    Jul 7, 2015 at 16:05

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Looks like your private key path is pointing to authorized_keys and not the ssh private key. Try: config.ssh.private_key_path = "~/.ssh/id_rsa"

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