I can't ssh with root or setup keys properly
I was trying to following this tutorial about ssh keys and security, but the server kept me asking password for the user.
So I tried to do it with the root,(to follow the tutorial integrally) Since I had disable the root for remote login (PermitRootlogin No), I tried to re-enable it but it doesn’t me allow to ssh with the root. so I have this problem and I don’t know were to look (logs or errors).
I can sudo and su - without problems and I login trough ssh with a created user. I did “sudo systemctl reload sshd.service” and rebooted after changing (PermitRootlogin yes) with no avail, I simply can’t ssh with root nor I can setup the keys for the user right.
laptop:~ username$ ssh -v root@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX OpenSSH_5.2p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8y 5 Feb 2013 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: Connecting to XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX[XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /Users/username/.ssh/identity type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/username/.ssh/id_rsa type 1 debug1: identity file /Users/username/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_6.4 debug1: match: OpenSSH_6.4 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.2 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Host 'XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /Users/username/.ssh/known_hosts:1 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /Users/username/.ssh/identity debug1: Offering public key: /Users/username/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Trying private key: /Users/username/.ssh/id_dsa debug1: Next authentication method: password root@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX's password: debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password