[CentOS] Passwordless ssh
larry-lists at maxqe.com
Tue Feb 2 03:20:56 UTC 2010
Warren Michelsen wrote:
> 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?
have you checked /var/log/secure ? If permissions or ownership are not
correct on the authorized_keys file, .ssh or the home directory then
s/key auth will not work.
> 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'.
This is correct behavior. The yes just says it will accept password and
s/key for root.
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