sshd Authentication refused

Dr. Michael J. Chudobiak mjc at avtechpulse.com
Tue Jul 13 18:24:28 UTC 2010


David Highley wrote:
> New install of Fedora 13 we get the following /var/log/secure entry when
> we ssh from a Fedora 12 system to the Fedora 13 system:
> Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /home/dhighley/.ssh/authorized_keys

Make sure .ssh/authorized_keys has 600 permissions (user read/write 
only). Make sure the .ssh directory has 700 permissions (user r/w/x).

Try "restorecon -r ~/.ssh" on the F13 system.

- Mike


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