[CentOS] Passwordless ssh

Warren Michelsen Warren at MDCCLXXVI.com
Tue Feb 2 02:49:34 UTC 2010


On Mac OS, in order to allow ssh using dsa keys, I would copy 
~/.ssh/id_dsa.pub from my machine into ~/.ssh/authorized_keys of the 
target machine. I've created .ssh directories in my account home as 
well as in /root and copied the respective keys to authorized_keys 
files in each.

Strangely, I can now ssh as root with no password but my own user 
account still prompts for a password. What might be wrong?


Interestingly, passwordless root ssh log-in worked while 
'PermitRootLogin' in /etc/ssh/sshd_config was just 'yes' and before I 
changed it to 'without-password'.



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