ssh login with key for user other than root

  • Posted December 2, 2014

I followed the process in to set up ssh login for a user account (not root). I installed a new key pair (call it new_key_pair) and executed ssh -i new_key_pair and still was asked for the user’s password. CentOS install and have installed public part of key in /home/user/.ssh/authorized_keys with proper permissions.
What am I missing? thanks


Thanks. Made the change in the ssh_config file, restarted ssh and now get the following error message when attempting to ssh as user (using either the root key or the key I created for the user): Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic).

When this up did you turn off password authentication in your sshd_config?

PasswordAuthentication no

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on MacOS for a successful login into your droplet you need to add the key to key chain

```ssh-add -K /Path/To/Your/Keyfile```