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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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ssh into an account which has no home directory

As a follow up to my previous question, I have decided to create the local user accounts as below. adduser --system --no-create-home USERNAME Now, I would like the local users to be able to access ...
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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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parallel-ssh with Passphrase Protected SSH Key

I'd like to use my passphrase protected SSH key when performing tasks with parallel-ssh (and related tools). However, I can't get this to work. All the documentation, regarding parallel-ssh, show ...
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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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Login via ssh without password, getting authorized_keys file removed after first login attempt

I'm trying to configure passwordless login via ssh. I have Centos 6.5 This what I did: copied content of id_rsa.pub from my client machine to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys set permissions 700 to ~/.ssh and ...
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How is using a public-key for logging in to SSH any better than using a password?

I'm not asking about password vs key authentication. I've seen a few times (and even Amazons AWS) says that even if SSH has a major vulnerability that key authentication would make such an exploit ...
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Is there a one liner which can list public key fingerprints with authorised_keys as input?

I'd like to audit the authorised_keys file on a number of servers and match them with known AWS key fingerprints. Is there a one-liner which incorporates ssh-keygen -lf which will output the ...
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SSH Key not working [duplicate]

I created an SSH key on my laptop using ssh-keygen and then put it on some production servers so that I don' have to type my password every time. On some servers it is working well, but on some it's ...
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Does Public and Private key remain the same for a user or system?

I had requested access to a git repository and it was granted after I gave my public and private keys. ( generated using the common method ssh-keygen -t rsa which gave me : <user> @ ...
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How to move files between servers with PubKey authentication?

I have two servers and for both I'm using PubKey authentication only. Can I somehow scp files between them (with private key being only on my local machine?) ? Can I somehow use my private key for ...
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Rsync over SSH with authorized keys..but run 2 rsync commands

I just figured out how to automate my rsync backups using authorized_keys and the command= parameter so that my rsync script can't be modified by the user. So my authorized key file looks like this: ...
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Restrict password-less backup with SFTP

I need to perform backup of a server to my computer using Duplicity: duplicity /etc sftp://backup@my.dynamic.ip.address//home/backup Before this can be done, I need to allow password-less access by ...
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Storing the private key password for auto-mounting SSHFS?

I connect to a server via sshfs using private/public key pairs. My local key needs a passphrase to use. NOTE: The public key has already been copied to the remote server. I'm looking for a method to ...
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Prevent scp from asking passphrase [duplicate]

I have enabled private key based access to my server. I have generated the certificates with a passphrase. So to ssh to that machine I have to do - $ ssh -i .ssh/id_rsa_server foo@example.com and ...
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I'm trying to install my public key manually w/ scp

I'm following a tutorial and it's going along well. I used ssh to connect fine. Then I created a private and public key. Which leads me to my first question it says that the keys have been saved to ...
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SSH authentication by public key and password in the same time

Something is not clear to me with SSH authentication. I have a Talend job which connects to sFTP (using SSH protocol) and on the property page of the component, I have the choice between: 1. ...
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Why SSH key login asking me the Passphrase every time?

I use PuTTY and followed this tutorial: http://www.howtoforge.com/ssh_key_based_logins_putty Every time I login I"m being asked to input the passphrase. How do I avoid having to do this?
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ssh key authentication not working from network/if-up.d/ scripts

I have two nearly identical scripts in network/if-up that need to access SSH keys. Permissions on SSH private keys are 600, so how can my scripts access these keys? I would prefer to keep the SSH ...
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SSH asks password when outside .ssh/ but not when inside .ssh/

This is the strangest I've ever encountered and I have no idea how to fix it. I have many entries in my .ssh/config file because I use a number of keys. When I ssh and I am located outside my .ssh ...
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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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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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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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Automatically unlock keys on a remote host accessed via SSH

On my local PC my ssh keys are automatically unlocked on login. From there I access via ssh (with key authentication) a server that have stored the same keys I have in the client. I'd like to unlock ...
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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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ssh private key stops accepting my passphrase

When booting my laptop today I found that ssh (openssh) simply refuses to accept my passphrase when reading my private key. My only idea of how that could've happened is if the HDD has somehow ...
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Unable to login to my server using ssh

Yesterday I was migrating to my new server, needed to use rsync, I created a RSA key, so that rsync could connect, I saw an error that says add to trusted key in location x I didn't have that location ...
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Must I store a private key in a file?

I have a db-driven application that needs to communicate with another server via ssh. The web app can generate a keypair and give the user the pubkey, or it can accept the unencrypted private key in a ...
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SSHFS specify key

I've got a question that I've not been able to find an answer for. I have two computers, both of which run Ubuntu Linux 12.04. I have set up my first computer ("home") to be able to SSH into my second ...
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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 to list keys added to ssh-agent with ssh-add?

How and where can I check what keys have been added with ssh-add to my ssh-agent ?
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How to point to ssh folder with private keys to automatically choose one?

I would like to be able to use ssh user@host without the -i identity_rsa_or_else_private_key_file . Is there a place somewhere in ssh configs where I can point where are the private keys located ...
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public key authentification doesn't pass, why?

I'm trying to connect to Server with ssh and id_rsa key. That key is only key in authorized_keys (just added with ssh-copy-id) When i do connect, server ask doesnt end with keys but always ask for ...
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SSH public key login: two different keys and SSH_AUTH_SOCK behaviour

A user (user1) on an Ubuntu 12.04 desktop has two SSH RSA keys configured: ~/.ssh/id_rsa and ~/.ssh/id_rsa1 (and .pub files). Both public keys are configured in the authorised keys on the server's ...
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Force pubkey-auth user to set password at first login

When I create a new user account I ask users to send me a public key, and want to force users to set the password the first time they log in with keypair authentication. If I create an account with an ...
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Given a private SSH key, how do I recover my public key?

I've somehow lost my id_rsa.pub file. I still have my id_rsa file. How do I recover the public key from the private key? (This question came up after ssh-copy-id was reporting "ERROR: No identities ...
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Use SSH key authentification with custom user $HOME

I have some users which have different $HOME directories than /home/... The user homes are under /pkg/homeand /pkg owner is a different user but all users have group access to /pkg. But it seems ...
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Deleted the authorized_keys file and got into a problem

I was trying to send files from machine A to machine B. For that, I created a public-private key pair using ssh-keygen -t rsa in machine A. Then I sent the id_rsa.pub file to machine B and I added ...
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Is it *really* possible to directly steal a private key if it uses no passphrase?

I've read in various places, such as in this question that using an ssh key pair without a passphrase allows attackers to steal your private key if they gain access to your account. I assumed that by ...
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Automated ssh login with passphrase?

Logging onto a machine over ssh typically requires a password to be entered before access is granted. Alternatively, a key/certificate (without a passphrase) can be installed onto the remote machine ...
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Send an email any time an SSH key is used

I have about 30 nearly-identical CentOS 6 servers that I need to be able to push out updated config files automatically using an rsa key to log in as root. Usually this will just be rsync, but ...
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SSH key-based authentication: known_hosts vs authorized_keys

I read about setting up ssh keys in Linux and have some questions. Correct me if I'm wrong… Let's say host tr-lgto wants to connect to host tr-mdm using ssh. If we want to be sure that it's the real ...
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Re-install ssh-keygen on unix/mac

Something is wrong with the way my Mac generates ssh keys. This has been the second time where I've created a key with ssh-keygen -t rsa. When I paste the created id_rsa.pub to use in a connecting ...
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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 ...