[Beowulf] ssh without password for non root user in RedHat Enterprise Linux 3

Kevin Ball kball at pathscale.com
Fri Jan 20 14:42:47 EST 2006


I've been bitten by this a little bit before too.  Some additional
things to try besides what rgb said:

add your public key to the file .ssh/authorized_keys
e.g.
> cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

make sure that both authorized_keys and your private key are not
readable by others besides you.
e.g.
> chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub
> chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys


-Kevin

On Fri, 2006-01-20 at 10:47, Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Jan 2006, Hima Bindu wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > I followed all the instructions for ssh without password but could not
> > succeed for non root user accounts in RHEL3. Following the same steps I
> > could do for root.
> >
> > Any help greatly appreciated,
> 
> There are several mini-howtos out there.  It is pretty simple.  Use
> ssh-keygen to make a key pair.  Put the private key where it belongs.
> Put the public key where it belongs.  It should then just work, UNLESS
> the system's sysadmin has disabled it
> 
> To help debug, remember ssh's debug feature.  ssh -v -v -v will give you
> a LOT of information about why it fails, and just where it fails...
> 
>     rgb
> 
> > hima.
> >

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