Cannot SSH login as non-root user !!!
I am on Ubuntu and using PuTTY to generate SSH keys and connect to the droplet. I can SSH login as root. But not as non-root. This is what i did to SSH login as non-root user:
- I manually copied and paste the public key to the file under non-root user
Did the following command for permission:
chmod 700 .ssh chmod 600 .ssh/authorized_keys service ssh restart
This is the error i got when tried to SSH login as non-root:
Using username "lin-yuan". Server refused our key firstname.lastname@example.org's password:
The following are what i tried to debug:
lin-yuan@UF:~$ sshd -tand get this:
Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key
Then i tried
lin-yuan@UF:~$ sudo /usr/sbin/sshd -dand get this:
debug1: sshd version OpenSSH_7.2, OpenSSL 1.0.2g 1 Mar 2016 debug1: private host key #0: ssh-rsa SHA256:+LJlY5iA1DGgr8cGZ2NOtZPT9ATq0gHoQ5YZwFq0TJE debug1: private host key #1: ssh-dss SHA256:V0ZtT2SCbigpnhFaVRMjmXvo+4JtPUBRnh96L14Aue4 debug1: private host key #2: ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 SHA256:JoKckvTAm13WGE+3KWxROZc9C0SVf40Gn2cxHP6qDeU debug1: private host key #3: ssh-ed25519 SHA256:lxGynCJlUXTjXsq2jeaVrB7YfiPPpRgcrQlyWPwO7Kc debug1: rexec_argv='/usr/sbin/sshd' debug1: rexec_argv='-d' debug1: Set /proc/self/oom_score_adj from 0 to -1000 debug1: Bind to port 22 on 0.0.0.0. Bind to port 22 on 0.0.0.0 failed: Address already in use. debug1: Bind to port 22 on ::. Bind to port 22 on :: failed: Address already in use. Cannot bind any address.
But i still have no clue where might went wrong, can you help me? I attached the content of my
/etc/ssh/sshd_configas below just in case if there are some setting that needs to be changed.
# Package generated configuration file # See the sshd_config(5) manpage for details # What ports, IPs and protocols we listen for Port 22 # Use these options to restrict which interfaces/protocols sshd will bind to #ListenAddress :: #ListenAddress 0.0.0.0 Protocol 2 # HostKeys for protocol version 2 HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ecdsa_key HostKey /etc/ssh/ssh_host_ed25519_key #Privilege Separation is turned on for security UsePrivilegeSeparation yes # Lifetime and size of ephemeral version 1 server key KeyRegenerationInterval 3600 ServerKeyBits 1024 # Logging SyslogFacility AUTH LogLevel INFO # Authentication: LoginGraceTime 120 PermitRootLogin yes StrictModes yes RSAAuthentication yes PubkeyAuthentication yes #AuthorizedKeysFile %h/.ssh/authorized_keys # Don't read the user's ~/.rhosts and ~/.shosts files IgnoreRhosts yes # For this to work you will also need host keys in /etc/ssh_known_hosts RhostsRSAAuthentication no # similar for protocol version 2 HostbasedAuthentication no # Uncomment if you don't trust ~/.ssh/known_hosts for RhostsRSAAuthentication #IgnoreUserKnownHosts yes # To enable empty passwords, change to yes (NOT RECOMMENDED) PermitEmptyPasswords no # Change to yes to enable challenge-response passwords (beware issues with # some PAM modules and threads) ChallengeResponseAuthentication no # Change to no to disable tunnelled clear text passwords PasswordAuthentication yes # Kerberos options #KerberosAuthentication no #KerberosGetAFSToken no #KerberosOrLocalPasswd yes #KerberosTicketCleanup yes # GSSAPI options #GSSAPIAuthentication no #GSSAPICleanupCredentials yes X11Forwarding yes X11DisplayOffset 10 PrintMotd no PrintLastLog yes TCPKeepAlive yes #UseLogin no #MaxStartups 10:30:60 #Banner /etc/issue.net # Allow client to pass locale environment variables AcceptEnv LANG LC_* Subsystem sftp /usr/lib/openssh/sftp-server # Set this to 'yes' to enable PAM authentication, account processing, # and session processing. If this is enabled, PAM authentication will # be allowed through the ChallengeResponseAuthentication and # PasswordAuthentication. Depending on your PAM configuration, # PAM authentication via ChallengeResponseAuthentication may bypass # the setting of "PermitRootLogin yes # If you just want the PAM account and session checks to run without # PAM authentication, then enable this but set PasswordAuthentication # and ChallengeResponseAuthentication to 'no'. UsePAM yes
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