Re: one user cannot no passphrase connect



Let me explain a bit more. SSH connects to computer B and computer B
asks for that users password before allowing connection. No passphrase
was entered during keygen and the .pub key has been forwarded using
ssh-copy-id to computer B. Ssh-copy-id (after sending to computer B)
then suggests attempting connection with ssh [address] and all other
users, connection is accepted with password (as it should.)

I will re-examine file and user permissions as I believe that has to be
the area I have missed something. But (as of this writing) I believe
that all permissions are set correctly for all users.

Will keep all posted.

Now, a slightly different minor issue. I received some strange error
messages regarding my initial message. Am I posting to the correct
mailing list or should it be security-help (at) securityfocus.com list?


On Tue, 2008-03-04 at 08:33 +0100, Ger Apeldoorn wrote:
Hi,

- What kind of SSH server are you using?
- Perhaps the file permissions are too liberal on the users .ssh
directory or files.
Make sure /home/[user] is only writable by the user and make the
/home/[user]/.ssh directory read/write only for the owner.

Check /var/log/auth.log for clues.

Good luck!

Ger Apeldoorn


Bob Wooden wrote:
I have a working SSH environment that works, allowing other users (of
the same computer) to SSH into a server through a functional VPN tunnel
(VPN handled by a firewall.)

I have exchanged public keys in the same manner in all cases. Two users
can successfully logged in with their exchanged public key and no manual
password typing is required. One user, despite the same exchange
manner, continues to be asked for a password on SSH connection.

Knowing that SSH connects with the other two users that function
correctly, I am dumbfounded as to why this one user will not connect
without asking for manual intervention. I can see that all information,
for each user, is in the same location and indeed present. But, this
one user will not connect without typing in it's password.

What am I overlooking?





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