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Problems with multiple SSH keys
I’m trying to get multiple SSH keys to work for different server users, but from the same local machine.
Here’s the rundown of what I’ve done so far:
I have two user accounts on the server, one for system administration, and another one that I want to use for general website management through SFTP (does not have access to ‘sudo’ group).
I created SSH keys for both; added them to both my config file, and the
I can log in to my first, default account just fine, but connecting with the second one simply returns
permission denied (publickey)
According to the debug output during connection, it finds the second key just fine, but for whatever reason refuses to use it. Shown below is what my local ssh_config file looks like.
Is there a step I’m missing or something I’m not doing right? Any help would be sincerely appreciated.
Thanks very much!
Host kcom-siteadmin User siteadmin HostName [my website] IdentityFile ~/.ssh/personal-web/siteadmin/id_rsa Host kcom-sftp User sftpadmin HostName [my website] IdentityFile ~/.ssh/personal-web/sftpadmin/id_rsa
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