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ssh root@server 'Permission denied (publickey)'

SSH authentication works and happens automatically when I log into my server with Putty. However, when I run ssh root@server or ssh new_user@server, after following the tutorial on adding a new user and giving it root permissions, I get ‘permission denied (publickey)’. Should I worry about this, are either of my users secure?

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Assuming you created the .ssh folder and public key file within your new user, make sure you are referencing the proper private key when you ssh login.

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