can't ssh passwordless – get another user

Tiffany Walker asked:

server 1 which dials into server 2

ssh-keygen -t dsa -b 1024 (no password)
scp id_dsa.pub user@server2.com:/home/user/.ssh

server2:

[~/.ssh]# cat id_dsa.pub >> ./authorized_keys

But when I do ssh user@server2.com I get:

other-boxes-user@server2.com's password:

EDIT:

server1: ssh-keygen -t dsa -b 1024 (no password)
server1: ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_dsa server2user@server2.com
server1: ssh server2user@server2.com -- get promoted for a password

How do I get the correct user used so I can login with no password?

My answer:


The permissions on the .ssh directory and/or the files within it are wrong on the remote server.

You can fix these manually yourself, or just use the ssh-copy-id utility to copy your public keys over to the server. This will also fix any broken permissions of this type.

ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_dsa user@server2.com

If you still have trouble, you need to look at sshd debug logs on the server.


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