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On Windows, how do I set up sshd such that I can ssh in via key-based authentication from another windows box?

I am working to set up some deployment automation, and one of the things I'm trying is to use Ruby's Capistrano to remotely execute commands over ssh. I have used cygwin's openssh to run sshd on the ...
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RPM issues after signing JDK 1.6 64-bit

I'm trying to sign the Java JDK 1.6u21 64-bit RPM on CentOS 5.5 for use with Spacewalk and I'm running into problems. It seems to sign okay, but then when I check the signature it seems to be missing ...
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SSH connection slow from one machine but not another

I have a remote server I need to administer over a VPN to another data centre. The server I used to conenct to it from (server A) is being decommissioned, so I'm using another on the same VLAN ...
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ssh via public key authentication for users administered with NIS

I'm experimenting with using NIS for centralizing the user management for a network of approx 20 servers. I've got an NIS client and server working, and can ssh to the client machine and successfully ...
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Why does my ssh publickey authentication only work with concurrent password authenticated connection

I just setup a vanilla ubuntu lucid (10.04) system with openssh-server. I'm trying to setup publickey authentication, and it only works if I first connect using password authentication and leave that ...
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Looking for a one step solution to appending my SSH public key to a server's authorized_keys?

To get my public key onto a server I normal copy the contents of my public key, then SSH into the server, then I run vi .ssh/authorized_keys, then paste my key into the file and save. There has got ...
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Is it possible to connect a EC2 Linux instance via ssh without the key pair?

I can connect to my EC2 Linux instance via ssh using the key pair (*.pem). Is it somehow possible to connect it with ssh with out the pem file?
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OpenSSH with public keys from database

Is it possible to fetch the public keys from a database instead of the authorized_keys file? I would like to use such a setup to manage ssh access to things like git repositories for multiple users ...
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Speed up public key authentication (linux)?

We are using a Mercurial implementation and sending data to a repository server via public key authentication which takes the latest revision and pushes it to our web servers via hooks also using ...
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Authorized_keys not getting permissions or owner set correctly when run from bash script

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 ...
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SSH key stopped working, still works on other servers

I've got about a dozen servers that I log into via an authorised ssh key, and up until today it was working fine. Today, one of those servers refuses to accept my key - it accepts a root key and my ...
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How to let TortoiseHg (Mercurial) on Windows use the Private Key file generated (by Puttygen)?

I have used Puttygen to create a public and a private key, and I'm now ready to let TortoiseHg on Windows 7 do a clone by going to ssh://somebody@code.somewhere.com/somecode but there seems to be ...
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Signing a public key

Am not sure where this is the right place to ask this Someone has asked me to sign their public key, how do i do that? His public key has Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)
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Stop ssh client from offering all the public keys it can find?

Like most sysadmins I use openssh all the time. I have about a dozen ssh keys, I like to have a different ssh key for each host. However this causes a problem when I am connecting to a host for the ...
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How public should a public key be allowed to become?

I have a script that I use to setup new slices on slicehost and one of the steps is to add my public key to the authorized_keys file. At the moment I scp a key manually, but ideally I would have the ...
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Problem using a public key when connecting to a SSH server running on Cygwin

We have installed Cygwin on a Windows Server 2008 Standard server and it working pretty well. Unfortunately we still have a big problem. We want to connect using a public key through SSH which doesn't ...
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Set-up SSHD to handle multiple key pairs

I am trying to set up my sshd to accept users that do not have a system user account. My approach is to use DSA public/private key pairs. I generated a key pair: $ ssh-keygen -t dsa I copied ...
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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 ...
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Authentication using SSL certificates — General Question

SSL client authentication using certificates -- it's a complex topic, and I think I've learned just enough to make it even more complex. Here is my basic understanding: A public and private key are ...
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Public key read-only storage

We use GnuPG for encrypting data, which we upload to a central storage. The public key is being stored on a web-server, and the encrypting script re-downloads it if it's changed. This was done in ...
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Why does a SSH public key sit on the server and not with the client?

I don't quite understand the theory behind keeping public keys on the server. In the lockbox analogy of public/private keys, to unlock Alice's box, Alice holds the private key while the public key is ...
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Why does firefox need to import the GPG key when updating?

I am new to linux and I typed yum update firefox in the shell. During the process, it says: Importing GPG key 0x57BBCCBA "Fedora (12) <fedora@fedoraproject.org>" from ...
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SSH : Public key auth only!

Does somebody know. How i can configure sshd to connect ONLY with Public Key Auth? currentStatus : If you have no key. then you can log in with your password.
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How to find out which key was used for public key authentication?

Several developers using a shared account on a test server, using public key authentication. Is there any way to find out which key was used for authentication (e.g. the keys comment)?
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Populating jks file with keys from 509 certificates

Does anyone have detailed, step by step, instructions for extracting encryption keys from 509 certificates, and then storing them inside an encrypted jks file?
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why SSH publickey authentification fails on one account but work on the other on the same server

I have a strange issue with SSH public keys. There's one account on the server where I've uploaded my public key to .ssh/authorized_keys and it works as expected (I can login with no password). Then ...
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Being Prompted for Password

// Begin edit I should note now that I've tinkered around a bit more, that everything works as intended if I use the "-i identity_file" switch when connecting from "Automation" and point that at the ...
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How do I make ssh fail rather than prompt for a password if the public-key authentication fails?

I've got a script that ssh'es several servers using public key authentication. One of the servers has stopped letting the script log in due to a configuration issue, which means that the script gets ...
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Create a public SSH key from the private key?

Let's suppose I have a SSH key, but I've deleted the public key part. I have the private key part. Is there some way I can regenerate the public key part?