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1answer
45 views

Is the ssh key name a part of the authentication? [on hold]

The ssh public keys in authorized_hosts have three parts - a type, the key and a name. For example, an rsa key might look like: ssh-rsa ...
2
votes
1answer
154 views

User@host in a SSH-RSA public key

What role does the user@host that often appears at the end of a public ssh-rsa key play? Is it necessary? Does if serve any purpose in the authentication, or is it simply a record of who and where ...
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2answers
776 views

SCP Asking for Password with RSA Key

I've followed a few tutorials on setting up RSA Public Key Authentication, but I cannot seem to get it to work. I can SSH into the remote machine without a password, but when I try and scp files, I ...
1
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1answer
162 views

How to check if a password for an ssh key has been set with only the public key?

We have some SFTP-Chroot Environments where we only allow 4096bit RSA Keys for authentication and we only have the public key part from our users. But we have a policy that the user has to set a ...
0
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2answers
324 views

What do the different parts of “known_hosts” entries mean?

Below is an known_hosts entry. The part that starts with ssh-rsa and goes to the end is a public key. What are the other parts (the characters before ssh-rsa)? ...
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4answers
4k views

SSH login without password

I know that you can use ssh-keygen to generate a public/private key pair. Then you can install the public key on a remote server. You can then login without supplying a password. I haven't been ...
2
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2answers
186 views

openssh: public key failure for one user only

Client: opensuse 10.3, openssh 4.6 host: opensuse 11.3, openssh 5.4 I have a user that has ssh publickey setup to a host, to enable running some scripts through cron. We migrated the host to a new ...
1
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1answer
142 views

Private and public key negotiations over SSL protocol

I understand how public key encryption works and I understand how it works into SSL. Server sends encrypted(public) key so I can send it a message but only it knows the private key to decrypt it. ...
1
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1answer
197 views

RSA fingerprint [closed]

what is the benefits of SSH RSA Fingerprint? and how does it different from PGP ? also how can i use it? are there any tool to do this? regards
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4answers
565 views

Enabling publickey authentication for server's sshd

I have two servers running RHEL 5. Both have nearly identical configurations. I have set up RSA Publickey authetication on both, and one works but the other does not: [my_user@client] $ ssh ...