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You are being asked for the passphrase for your private key, not for the password to your account. Normally, the file containing a private key is encrypted with a passphrase, so that if someone gains access to your hard disk or to your backups, they won't be able to use your key. You need to enter the passphrase to decrypt the private key. If you aren't ...


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I'm not entirely clear from your description above, but... I'm guessing that you are trying to daisy-chain your authentication from work station --> server2 --> server 1? I suspect that you are not running ssh-agent and/or have not enabled key-forwarding. A large part of your confusion [guessing] is that ssh is sufficiently smart it will fall back on a ...


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First, you must ensure ssh server had configured to accept public key authentication. Then if message error said we did not send a packet, disable method meaning ssh server had some trouble to access authorized_keys file. You should check: The syntax of authorized_keys is correct. The permission of .ssh directory and authorized_keys file is correct. The ...



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