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)


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

But when I do ssh I get:'s password:


server1: ssh-keygen -t dsa -b 1024 (no password)
server1: ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/id_dsa
server1: ssh -- 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

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

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