Question

Setup SSH keys but server still prompts for password?

  • Posted on September 19, 2012
  • jtansleyAsked by jtansley

Hello,

I followed the SSH Keys tutorial here at DO but the server still prompts for my user password (not passphrase) when I login. I checked ~/.ssh/authorized_keys and there is only 1 line so it looks like the key copied over OK. I am asked for my user password when I use either the HTML 5 console access program or PuTTY. I am not logging in as root, but the user account has root privileges.

I’m new to SSH so I apologize for not being able to explain the issue too well. I’m using Ubuntu 12.04 (server edition, no desktop).

Tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-set-up-ssh-keys--2

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just type in ssh root@xxxxxx, if you setup a different key besides id_rsa just use ssh -i /path/to/key_rsa root@xxxxxxxx

Sorry, after generate a ssh key by DO panel, can anybody explain how to connect to the server (ie by putty) without using the root password but using the recent ssh key certificate? <br> <br>

I am having a similar issue to the author of opening post.

Followed these directions: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-14-04

Have added a new user to the server and added .ssh/authorized_keys . When I login with this new user I am still required to input password.

I would like to completely disable passwords and just use ssh. Does anyone know what the issue may be?