With the following snippet of a script to add new users each user gets a public\private key pair automatically created, with the private key in their home directory for winscping out. The script works with one problem: authorized_keys always gets the owner root, and group root. Even though I assign the user being added as the owner before and after moving the public key to the authorized_keys file. If I rerun the commands manually after the script everything works fine. I am running the script as root. Permissions also appear to set incorrectly. Any ideas?
usermod -g webteam $UNAME cd /home/$UNAME ssh-keygen -b 1024 -t dsa -N $UPASS -f $UNAME"key" > key.log mkdir .ssh chown $UNAME $UNAME"key.pub" chgrp $UNAME $UNAME"key.pub" mv $UNAME"key.pub" .ssh/authorized_keys chmod 740 $UNAME"key" chown $UNAME $UNAME"key" chown $UNAME .ssh echo "PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages" >> .ssh/environment chown $UNAME .ssh/* chgrp $UNAME .ssh/* chmod 700 .ssh/* chmod 750 .ssh