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, running OS X 10.9.5, keeps asking for user's password instead of using publickey.
Actually there's no access using publickey from any machine
ssh -vvv is:
... debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,keyboard-interactive debug3: start over, passed a different list publickey,keyboard-interactive debug3: preferred publickey,keyboard-interactive,password debug3: authmethod_lookup publickey debug3: remaining preferred: keyboard-interactive,password debug3: authmethod_is_enabled publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering DSA public key: /Users/akeeem/.ssh/id_dsa debug3: send_pubkey_test debug2: we sent a publickey packet, wait for reply debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,keyboard-interactive debug1: Trying private key: /Users/akeeem/.ssh/id_rsa debug3: no such identity: /Users/akeeem/.ssh/id_rsa: No such file or directory debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method debug3: authmethod_lookup keyboard-interactive debug3: remaining preferred: password debug3: authmethod_is_enabled keyboard-interactive debug1: Next authentication method: keyboard-interactive debug2: userauth_kbdint debug2: we sent a keyboard-interactive packet, wait for reply debug2: input_userauth_info_req debug2: input_userauth_info_req: num_prompts 1 Password:
What should i check to make sure publickey is operational?