Does ssh-keygen -t rsa work if only set for root user
i.e, if the username on local system is sodium and i generate the key using the above said command and on the remote system if i place the key in /root/.ssh authorized_keys ,this works.
But on the remote system if the key is placed in /home/natrium/.ssh authorized_keys
This still prompts for a password.Is this the expected behavior or is that some thing wrong in the above procedure
Check permissions on the remote system:
$ chmod 700 ~/.ssh $ chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
There is a tool that could be installed in your dist (ubuntu/debian has it) called: ssh-copy-id which will do this for you:
$ ssh-copy-id <remote>
If that doesn’t work try ssh with option “-v” to see more verbose messages.
#From client to server client$ scp ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub remote_server.org: # next, setup the public key on server server$ mkdir ~/.ssh server$ chmod 700 ~/.ssh server$ cat ~/id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys server$ chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys server$ rm ~/id_rsa.pub