On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 9:32 PM, Chris Geldenhuis <chris.gelden at iafrica.com> wrote: > I generate they key pair without a pass phrase on the client and copy the > public key to the same user's .ssh directory on the server as > authorized_keys2. Why not 'authorized_keys'? 'authorized_keys2' has become deprecated ever since SSH switched to version 2 of the protocol by default. Take care, Daniel PS. You can use the '-v' flag to ssh to debug things better.