I am trying to configure an ubuntu vps. I have set up ssh secure login using rsa public and private keys from a local machine.
As well as disabling root login I have also set up iptables and configured to allow ports 80 and 22 (port 22 only from my ip address) for the ssh tunnel.
I can connect fine using ssh but when I try using scp from my local machine
sudo scp /var/www/filetocopy user@remoteaddress:/var/www/filetocopy
I get this error
Permission denied (publickey).
I have added the -v to display the output
Executing: program /usr/bin/ssh host ip.add.re.ss, user username, command scp -v -t -- /var/www/filetocopy OpenSSH_5.8p1 Debian-1ubuntu3, OpenSSL 0.9.8o 01 Jun 2010 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to ip.add.re.ss [ip.add.re.ss] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: permanently_set_uid: 0/0 debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_rsa type -1 debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1 debug1: identity file /root/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-4ubuntu4 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.5p1 Debian-4ubuntu4 pat OpenSSH* debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.8p1 Debian-1ubuntu3 debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Server host key: RSA b5:ea:fe:e6:07:a9:a6:3e:d2:6f:2d:3f:86:55:04:5f debug1: Host 'ip.add.re.ss' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /root/.ssh/known_hosts:2 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /root/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Trying private key: /root/.ssh/id_dsa debug1: Trying private key: /root/.ssh/id_ecdsa debug1: No more authentication methods to try. Permission denied (publickey). lost connection
Thanks again for the help so far