[CentOS] Passwordless ssh

Brian Mathis brian.mathis at gmail.com
Tue Feb 2 04:01:01 UTC 2010

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 9:49 PM, Warren Michelsen <Warren at mdcclxxvi.com> 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?
> 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'.

chmod 700 ~/.ssh
chmod 600 ~/.authorized_keys

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