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gnome-keyring-daemon components and their use

When reading gnome-keyring-daemon manual, one can see pretty clearly that the --components option has four valid values: ssh, secrets, gpg, and pkcs11. However, I couldn’t find any detailed ...
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Passwordless ssh login on Mac OS without -i option

I have a ssh key without a password to login to a remote system. Let's assume the remote server is called server-name and has the same user as the one I'm currently logged in. In the console if I do ...
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how to avoid ssh asking permission?

We are attempting to speed up the installation of oracle nodes for RAC installation. this requires that we get ssh installed and configured so that it doesn't prompt for a password. The problem is: ...
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SSH: public key authentication to git repo works only on local sessions

I can access my repository on bitbucket from my machine without any issues if I am in front of it, but when I am logged in through SSH to the same machine, it doesnt. Diff of SSH output(local session ...
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Is it more convenient to login to SSH using a password because SSH Keys need to be stored on each computer [closed]

I do not mean this to be an opinionated question, I am just trying to see if I am missing something here: It seems like using a username and password to use the SSH because the username and password ...
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Force OpenSSH / pam / pam_ldapd to do pam_ldapd(sshd:auth) with public-key authentication

I have working pam_ldap authentication using libpam_ldapd. I'm using slapo-nssov and want to use loginStatus attribute which is added to users ldap entry after opening pam session and deleted when its ...
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SSH: how to connect withou password knowing only passphrase?

Short question: I got a task to update a git repository. Information I received is following: host, port, user name and ssh key's passphrase with information that key's type is rsa. How can configure ...
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RHEL 7 (CentOS 7) security / ssh / sshd_config advise requested

I am not a sysadmin and try to create a more or less secure web server (LAMP based CentOS 7). I read several tutorials about setup an initial CentOS 7 droplet and got everything running fine. ...
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Why am I still getting a password prompt with ssh with public key authentication?

I'm working from the URL I found here: http://jaybyjayfresh.com/2009/02/04/logging-in-without-a-password-certificates-ssh/ My ssh client is Ubuntu 64 bit 11.10 desktop and my server is Centos 6.2 64 ...
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A consistent and safe approach to passwordless accounts with SSH

I must admit that I like servers without passwords in some cases. A typical server is vulnerable to anyone who has physical access to it. So in some cases it is practical to lock it physically and ...
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Is there a technical reason why ssh-agent lacks a sudo-like inactivity/idle timeout feature?

There are some brief discussions about the existing ssh-agent -t feature at [1], and there was a post as far back as 2001 on debian-devel [2] wishing for an inactivity timeout feature. There's a ...
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SSH public key won't send to server

I've been struggling with this for a couple hours so any help is greatly appreciated... I have 2x servers both of which I can ssh to with public keys from OSX, no issues at all there so I'm certain ...
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How to check ssh secret and public key validability in local command line [duplicate]

I have a secret key id_rsa and a public key authorized_keys that should be pair. But I have a problem to ssh by using these keys. I want to check the validability of these key pair by a command in ...
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SSH public keys not working; my home directory is encrypted

I installed Ubuntu LTS 14.04 server edition on a remote computer, and added my local public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote computer. I found that I still needed to use password to log in ...
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Restrict SSH access to git usage only

Using: ssh-keygen -O force-command="/bin/restricted-command", or command="/bin/restricted-command" at the beginning of an authorized_keys line one can force a key-based SSH connection to execute ...
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creating and sending a self-signed public key using GnuPG in CentOS 7

I know that I can create a GPG keypair from the CentOS 7 terminal by typing gpg --gen-key and following the resulting steps, but how can I make sure that the resulting public key is self-signed? And ...
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ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host (not using hosts.deny)

I'm not using hosts.allow or hosts.deny, further more SSH works from my windows-machine (same laptop, different hard drive) but not my Linux machine. ssh -vvv root@host -p port gives: OpenSSH_6.6, ...
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ssh public key authentication not working

I had my keys set up so I can ssh between machines without having to enter a password and everything was working for a while but then, all of a sudden, I'm being prompted for a password on some ...
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Creating MySQL database and user without password

I am building a set of bash scripts which basically prepare apache virtual hosts, git repositories and other stuff on a cloud server. So far so good, everything is working, but a big problem occurred: ...
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Logging in through ssh tunnel with rsa key still giving password prompt

I have two laptops (Host A and Host C) with dynamic IP addresses and one desktop (Host B), all of which are running (Ubuntu) Linux. Right now I have things set up so I can access Host A from Host C as ...
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automatic ssh connection with use the passphrase key

I use the key pair with passphrase for the host connection on ssh. Is it possible to specify this passpharase in ssh_config on the client?
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SSH not giving indication that the public key is being used for login

I have a public key to log on to my server. This key is password protected. However, when I log in to my server, there's no indication that the key is ever used. I just log in with my password as ...
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How does 'ssh-copy-id' work under the hood?

What does the program ssh-copy-id actually do under the hood? Can the steps be explained as if to a child with a good understanding of computer science? Does it use protocols already existing in the ...
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Safe way of letting users upload their public keys

I need to let untrusted users, strangers, upload their id_rsa.pub to my server and onto a given user's authorized_keys (user git in my case). What is the safest way of achieving that, without having ...
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SSH password requested when in Tmux

When I connect to my remote machine I do authenticate using a rsa key (I think is rsa, don't remember). If I do ssh from a regular shell I get logged on the machine without a password. However if I ...
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Automatic login via ssh (no GUI environment installed / no ssh-agent available)?

I have three systems, and I want to have them doing backups between them periodically. The two of them, have Debian Wheezy installed and the other one has Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Only the Ubuntu has a ...
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Remotely use SSH key authentication (3

I have a VM using ubuntu 14.04. running on a windows. If I use the terminal on the VM desktop, I can connect to my servers without passwords using registered SSH Keys. When I connect to the VM from ...
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temporarily disable login using one specific ssh key

On my server, I have several public SSH keys in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys. I would like to temporarily block/disallow/deactivate one key. I want to prevent the user to log in using this key now. but I ...
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OS X SSH keeps asking for password [closed]

I connect from a Linux machine to several Macs over ssh using public/private keys. The setup is the identical on every ac, different OSs from 10.5 to 10.9 and publickey working. Only one of them, ...
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How to add PuTTY private key to OpenSSH client

I am trying to setup scp on a new Ubuntu 14.04 system. This system will act as an SSH client to an already configured SSH server on another Ubuntu 14.04 system. I can use putty to SSH into the ...
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Public-Key Authentication w/ Jailed SFTP User

I'm trying to set up a jailed SFTP user account on my own local machine to test an application with libcurl. I used this guide to help me figure out how to set up a jailed SFTP user: ...
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Permission denied when run script via ssh

I wrote script which download via scp and install some packages. SSH keys are added to host and when I run [root@HostB ~]# ./myscript everything is ok and packages are downloaded via scp without ...
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Centos 6.5 not able to login with public key and login is sloooooow

I set up a new system with CentOS 6.5. I copied my public key key with: ssh-copy-id root@192.168.1.202 It took 15+ seconds for the password prompt to show, but then it copied. However ssh to ...
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net.ipv4.conf.all.mc_forwarding: why is my access denied?

On Debian 12.04 LTS I am trying to access the key net.ipv4.conf.all.mc_forwarding by doing : sudo sysctl -w net.ipv4.conf.all.mc_forwarding=1 But every time I am doing this, I get the message ...
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How does Linux generate ssh keys after reboot?

I installed CentOS 7, and noticed that I have rsa and ecdsa keys generated. I deleted all of them and rebooted the machine. I got a new pair of rsa and ecdsa keys. How does Linux generate the keys? ...
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My cloud server came with PermitRootLogin without-password, is it normal?

I was just wondering if it is normal that in the Ubuntu 14 provided by my cloud hosting company,there is this configuration in the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config : PermitRootLogin without-password ...
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SSH: “Server refused our key” with no reason

I was trying to set up a simple backup script to run automatically that would copy a file from a Windows machine to a Linux one through SSH. As a lot of simple online tutorials suggest I used pscp ...
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Why can't I use public/private key authentication with ssh on Arch Linux?

I have the following setup on an Ubuntu machine: ~/dotfiles/authorized_keys2 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys2 -> /home/wayne/dotfiles/authorized_keys2 I had the same setup on my Arch machine, but when I ...
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How to know which public key was used when someone used passwordless ssh login?

Say for some reason, there is only a "user" account on a shhd server. Everyone has his own private key to ssh to the server, as "user". Then, is there a way to see who is he (during or after his ...
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Why ssh-copy-id prompts for the local user password three times?

Noticed from my previous question that when trying to copy an SSH public key to a remote host via ssh-copy-id, I am prompted for the local user password three times: ssh-copy-id myuser@myserver ...
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How does ssh server defines which key to use first having more than 1?

I have just found out that on my Ubuntu machine I have more public keys to serve in /etc/ssh directory: $ ll /etc/ssh total 296K -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 237K lip 3 2013 moduli -rw-r--r-- 1 root root ...
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SSH Public Key authentication - works only after a physical login

I am trying to connect via SSH to my ubuntu server with public key authentication. For some reasons I get an "Permission denied (publickey)." on the client, whenever I execute ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa ...
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SSH key authentication works with /usr/sbin/ssh -d, does not with the daemon?

CentOS x64 6.5: if I connect as root to my server and do the following: service sshd stop /usr/sbin/ssh -d I'll able to connect as user using public key authentication from my development machine: ...
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How can I determine which SSH keyfile was used to authenticate a login?

We have a hosted CentOS 6.5 server in which we have a single user account. That account has been configured to use SSH keyfile authentication for the users who need to access it. I would like to be ...
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How to ssh with private key from other linux system?

I log in to my server (server1) with user, password and private key: key.ppk. I want to ssh from server2 to server1. So I do the following: ssh -i /srv/key.ppk root@XX.XX.XXX.XXX When ...
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Password-Less SSH Login not working [closed]

I create a SSH Key file on Server A using RSA method ssh-keygen -t rsa Generating public/private rsa key pair. Enter file in which to save the key (/home/oracle/.ssh/id_rsa): Enter passphrase (empty ...
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SSH agent loses keys after logging out

I added my SSH key having typed ssh-add ~/.ssh/id_rsa and ssh-add -l printed my key. But after logging out and logging in again I see The agent has no identities. I've tried setting a very ...
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Why does rsync look for DSA instead of RSA key when run from cron job?

I want to backup files from a server to my local computer using rsync. I can only log-in to the server with an RSA ssh key. I have stored the passphrase to the key in Seahorse Passwords and Keys, ...
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How to validate an SSH public key?

I've had issues copying public keys to authorized_keys and winding up with an extra linefeed or space or something. Is there a way to simply validate that a key looks like a valid key? I don't have ...
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Why do I need to insert the passphrase for an RSA key on a remote host after SSH?

From host B I can SSH various other hosts (C, D) without using any password as I put the public key in the correspondent authorized_keys files (in hosts C and D). From host A I can SSH host B (via ...