sshd question

Peter petermatulis at
Thu Jan 19 19:05:44 PST 2006

--- Beech Rintoul <akbeech at> wrote:

> I'm trying to set up ssh to use keys to authenticate on a remote server.
> I've 
> always used passwords in the past. I generated a key pair and exported
> my 
> public key to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on the remote machine. I changed 
> sshd_config to "PasswordAuthentication no". when I login the remote
> machine 
> still asks for a password. What do I change to just use the key to log
> in? 

I'm assuming you do not want to enter anything to log in right?  If so,
you need a private key with a blank passphrase.  It's hard to say from
here but it may be that you are being prompted for the passphrase to
unlock your private key.



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