Ubuntu Networking :: OpenSSH Public Key Authentication Not Working?

May 22, 2010

I'm trying to get OpenSSH public key authentication to work. My server runs ubuntu. My client is a windows machine, and I'm using cygwin. I tried using the instructions here: [URL]... If I test it out using this line: ssh -v -v -v -o PreferredAuthentications=publickey server.example.org

I get this:
debug3: no such identity: /home/Julie/.ssh/identity
debug1: Offering public key: /home/Julie/.ssh/id_rsa
debug3: send_pubkey_test
debug2: we sent a publickey packet, wait for reply
debug3: Wrote 368 bytes for a total of 1477


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Applications :: Openssh, Create A Public Key Authentication From Cli Only?

Jul 4, 2010

Im trying to create a public/private key for open ssh, I don't really know what difference between the two. I want it to all be one command and not have to hit enter after each command. Here is what I mean:i type "ssh-keygen"and it asks me were to save, then my paraphrase, then reenter the paraphrase.I just want to be I guess you could say unattended if that makes any sense.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Install Openssh Server With Public Key Authentication On CentOS

Apr 19, 2009

I am trying to install openssh server with public key authentication on CentOS.

But i am getting following error message: Disconnected: No supported authentication method available Server refused keys

My sshd_conf file is as follows:

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Ubuntu Networking :: Public Key Authentication Fails?

Feb 6, 2010

I'm trying to connect to my Xubuntu box (zelda) remotely using my RSA key. I'm using Cygwin on my Windows box (link) to SSH in to the Xubuntu box. I've created the key and placed it in the authorized_keys file on my remote box. Here's where it gets weird. When I ssh into zelda the first time, it prompts me for my password. However, if I'm already connected to zelda and try to open another connection, it prompts me for my RSA passphrase. This is very confusing, and I have no idea what's going on.Here's my sshd_config file on zelda.

# Package generated configuration file
# See the sshd(8) manpage for details


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Ubuntu Networking :: Ssh Public Key Authentication Only Works When Already Logged In?

Jan 6, 2010

I have an ssh (OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-6ubuntu2) client A and a server B set up for public key authentication as described in [URL]

The problem is the following: ssh asks for a password when connecting from A to B without any other ssh session going on between A and B; but if I connect from A to B whenever there is another ssh session between A and B, either I get prompted for the passphrase I used to encrypt the private key or I get logged automatically.

I already checked permissions on B: .ssh is 700 and authorized_keys is 600. I already tried "StrictModes no" in sshd_config. Printing debug information using DEBUG3 does not any useful insight. Moreover, there is no /var/log/secure (is it supposed to be there?)

Right now the computer is far far away from my reach, but when I configured the system I noted that whenever I was locally logged to B and then ssh'ed from A to B, I was logged in without any problem; whenever I was not logged in locally I was asked for a password. Note that at that time I was using a different public/private key pair whose private part had no passphrase.

how to know exactly what cipher is ssh/sshd using for a particular session? Is there a way to know any statistics for a given session (something like the ~s option in section 5 of [URL]

P.S. 2: does the following mean that ssh is using protocol 2.0 or something different than protocol 2.0?

(..........) sshd[2606]: debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0

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Ubuntu Networking :: NoMachine NX Public Key Authentication Failed

Dec 20, 2010

I'm trying to restrict command line ssh and yet keep NoMachine working, so I followed this post [URL]... and tried adding this to /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

AllowUsers nx@*.*.*.* paul@*.*.*.* *@::ffff: *@

On restarting the ssh daemon other users can't login by the terminal, but I can. However, NoMachine won't log me in. I get: NX> 502 ERROR: Public key authentication failed. As a server side check:


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May 7, 2010

After years with Linux and using ssh on a daily basis I have to admit I've never setup public/private key authentication and I've never run passwordless logon to ssh. It's not that I've never tried, I have - I've just never got it working. That to me is an almost alien concept as I am a tinkerer at heart and rarely stop until something is working the way I'd like it to. I get the principle of what's going on but I've always had a mental block about it.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Public Key Authentication?

Jun 25, 2011

I'd like to ask one simple question I can't figure out how to solve.I've set up my public key authentication by generating the public key on my Windows box. Copied that into /root/.ssh/authorized_keysDisabled password authentication in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

#Port 22
#Protocol 2,1
Protocol 2


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General :: SSH With DSA Public Key Authentication?

Jan 20, 2010

I want to setup SSH with DSA public key authentication between two servers

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Debian :: Public Keyrings And Authentication?

Jan 3, 2011

I often run into this and it's such a hassle that I have had no choice but to ignore it. But, I would like to run it properly but I don't understand why my sources list is 'wrong' or has incorrect info so that it's often not verified or authenticated. The public keyring is wrong or the source or both? I get these messages, for e.g.:

# apt-get update && apt-get install dmo-archive-keyring && apt-get update exit with result:
W: GPG error: http://unofficial.debian-maintainers.org squeeze Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 9EEBC8DB9B9C3CB6

I probably don't need that but I ran into a similar error trying to authenticate the multimedia keyring. Not sure it worked but I am guessing the system works the same with all the authentications? I hope to understand what I'm doing wrong and what the process is.

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Mar 27, 2010

So after tinkering for a while, I was able to configure ssh for private/public key authentication and disabled Password-Authentication. In the past I had some issues with people brute force trying passwords/usernames so I want to avoid this, but I need some form of secure FTP that now doesn't work due to the aforementioned setting.

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Ubuntu Networking :: Public Files/network Sharing Not Working?

Mar 21, 2011

So I want to put some of my folders on my network. I open up nautilus and go to my home folder and right click -> properties-> share and then selected share this folder, made it so that others could modify stuff on it and have guest access (which is what I want), and changed the share name to "home". Then I clicked create share. I then went to Places->Network->******'s public files on [the name of my computer]. But then some stupid error message popped up saying:

"DBus error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.NoReply: Message did not receive a reply (timeout by message bus)"

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General :: Github Private/public SSH Key Authentication?

Jan 28, 2011

I created a private/public pair. I put the public on github.But I can never push to github.Every time, it says public denied. In order to push, I need to do this:eval ssh-agentssh-add ~/.ssh/github_dsaThis is driving me nuts that I have to do this every time. So, I just put it in my ~/.bashrc file. I feel like that's a hack. Is this normal?

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Jul 6, 2011

I have a little problem

For years, I've been using SSH with public key authentication to connect to a remote server, and my private key is formatted like this:


I've tried creating a new key which uses DSA, but I got the same result...

Does anyone know what the cause to this might be?

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Jul 9, 2015

I've installed it properly until it works now, it does send emails and receive them, but heres the problem.

1) it does not send emails to a certain domain, unless i do dpkg-reconfigure on exim4 and put the domain on allowed relay... can't i just put something on settings which allow to send emails to ALL domains?

2) EVERYONE can connect to the server by telnet from any position, terminal or pc, and just use an existing user to send emails to anyone.... example, i have testuser123 setted up in debian/exim4 .. then they simply write "mail from:testuser123@host.dot" and the server accepts it.. without even request an authentication for that. And this is a problem, because everyone can use my email addresses to send emails to whoever.. heaven for spammers/hackers..

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Mar 24, 2010

I have trouble with rsa authentication:

I did create an rsa certificate with ssh-keygen using my root account on a client: ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 2048 no passphrase I did copy the rsa pub_key from my client to the server scp id_rsa sampleuser@sampleserver:/home/sampleuser/.ssh/authorized_keys

I did change the ownership to the "sampleuser" of the pub key file on the server: I trayd to connect:
ssh sampleuser@sapleserver

I get that: permission denied (public key)... I know I do smth wrong but I don't know what.

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May 26, 2011

I am attempting to set up an automatic transfer via sftp using public key authentication. I have created a public/private key pair to connect to the remote server without using a password. I have also been able to use this key pair to login from the command line: sftp -vvv -oPort=<server-side port> user@server.Debug info from interactive command:

debug3: authmethod_is_enabled publickey
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May 20, 2011

I have installed Samba 1.2.63-0Ubuntu4 (system-config-samba) on Ubuntu 10.04, and it has been working without any issues for a few months now, but now the username/password authentication does not work anymore and I can't figure out why

I have tried changing username/password(thinking maybe i forgot the correct credentials) and the new username/pass does not work either.

I have also tried "sudo service smbd restart" in terminal to restart samba but this does not work either

I can still see visible shares when browsing server via "network neighborhood" on XP,,, and can access the shares that do NOT require authentication

username/password are made up of standard characters as well

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Jan 14, 2010

I'm trying to utilize my company's IT orginazation's LDAP service (running on some sort of windows) for authenticating users on an Ubuntu box.Another group has done something similar for CENTOS; I've used their ldap.conf as a reference as well as ap-server.html (LDAP Authentication section)I can't get it to work. When I try to connect as my corporate user I see this in auth.log:

Jan 14 14:32:24 Algalon sshd[7062]: nss_ldap: could not connect to any LDAP server as cn=ldapquery2,cn=Users,dc=<companyname>,dc=com - Can't contact LDAP server


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May 20, 2011

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Jul 4, 2011

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Do I missing something here that cause this? like enabling client configuration ?

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Jan 16, 2011

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I am able to run around the whole drive and have full access to everything, which is great. But I don't have anything on this hard drive. All my data and files that I really want to access are on the second drive of this computer. It doesn't have an OS on it, just files.how to change the directory to point to that drive and have full access of everything.

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Feb 10, 2010

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Jun 25, 2010

# Sample configuration file for the Samba suite for Debian GNU/Linux.


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Dec 5, 2010

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Aug 3, 2011

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Debian :: Ssh Public Keys Not Working?

Jun 21, 2009

I have two computers running Debian Squeeze. I'm trying to set up the public keys for them so that I don't need to use passwords to log in. As far as I know, I did the same thing for both, however only one is working.Here is the connection output for eachBroken:

OpenSSH_5.1p1 Debian-5+b1, OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007
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Aug 2, 2011

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Read from remote host localhost: Connection reset by peer. Connection to localhost closed. I'm fairly certain that it is not on the client end as I can connect to other machines through ssh. I've tailed all the logs, messages, dmesg etc and nothing seems to be out of order, or even remotely related to shh or connections etc. My desktop machine had no (as in zero) issues installing and setting up OpenSSH, and connections can come and go as normal.

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