Authentication with SSH using public keys
koitsu at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 4 17:17:58 PST 2008
On Tue, Nov 04, 2008 at 12:39:36PM -0800, af300wsm at gmail.com wrote:
>> > Following onto the e-mail I made before, apparently that little
>> > difference for the directory, .ssh, was the problem. Changing it to
>> > apparently, fixed the problem.
>> Cool :) . I learnt this from my first SSH public-key authentication
>> configuration ;)
> Of course I meant to say that changing the perms to 755 fixed it, not
> 644. I'm still reviewing the docs but I think that this directory could
> be made 700, is that correct? Or, at the least, 750?
The ~/.ssh directory should be 700. Remember, sshd runs as root, which
means the permissions shouldn't really matter (sans the execute bit,
which as I said is needed for directories).
You don't want 750 unless you ***really*** intend for members of the
same group to have read access to your ~/.ssh/ directory. Based on the
OP's description of the setup, he does not need this.
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