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Secure EC2 instance from logging without .pem file

I see here and here (under Connecting to Your Linux Instance if You Lose Your Private Key) ways to access EC2 instance without a .pem file that was created when the instance was created. I would like ...
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Add SSH user with sudo privilege, using pubkey

I need to add an account for someone to be able to SSH into my server and have sudo privileges. He has given me his pubkey which is something like: ssh-rsa AAAAfbfi40fdsfodudksjflksjdf..... ...
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SSH public key login fails without pattern

(previously posted at stackoverflow by error) I'm running a bunch of servers with Ubuntu 14.04.1 (sun,hyperion,...) all of which use public keys (OpenSSH_6.6.1, OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014 on all ...
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SSH: Login to local pc by key

I got a little problem. I'm using apt-dater to keep different linux-systems updated. Apt-dater uses ssh to login to these systems - there's no problem by doing this. To connect to localhost, the ...
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Is it possible to use a gpg public key to encrypt a message without importing the key?

Sometimes I might want to use someone's gpg key to send a message but will have no need to ever use the key again. Importing the key in this instance seems unnecessary. I've searched, but can't find ...
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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 ...
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How to convert DER formatted public key file to PEM form

I need to use the PEM formatted public key for some purpose, but not finding the command which can convert DER formatted public key to PEM formatted public key. The command I have used - openssl ...
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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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ssh still accepts password authentication despite being configured for public-key only authentication (which works!)

I have configured an Ubuntu 10.04LTS desktop install to only allow public key authentication. RESULT: public key authentication works perfectly! QUESTION: The problem is that despite being ...
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Why would a server's RSA fingerprint change every few seconds?

In the past I've been able to connect to my server via SFTP with no problems, but suddenly yesterday it warned me that the fingerprint for the RSA key sent by the remote host had changed. I've ...
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Force SSH public key authentication for specific users

Is it possible to force specific users to login with public key, while allowing other users to login with password? Since public key authentication (with passphrase) is stronger than password-only ...
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sshd: logging client's public key

I need to run an SSH server and log the IP & public key of any client that attempts to connect (without actually granting access). The use case is this: I deploy this web app to a remote host ...
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ssh command line specify server host key fingerprint

Using ssh command line (OpenSSH), can I specify the server's host key fingerprint? This is possible with winscp.com using (e.g.) -hostkey="ssh-rsa 2048 AA:BB:CC...etc I have read the man page a ...
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Webmin + SSH Public Key [closed]

Is it possible to upload a UNIX user's public key to Webmin? I would think this would be on this screen, but I'm not finding it....
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Public key authentication or similar over HTTP/HTTPS?

Is it possible to configure Apache, or some other web server, to use some kind of public-key authentication? What I would like, ideally, is to be able to give users access to a site without the need ...
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Adding new user to AWS EC2 - Permission denied (publickey)

I am trying to set up a new user for my AWS EC2. I have followed step by step this tutorial but I get Permission denied (publickey) error. I tried as well creating a newuser-key-pair.pem from AWS EC2 ...
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PEM File “CERTIFICATE” vs “PUBLIC KEY”

I have a PEM file that looks like: -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- ... -----END CERTIFICATE----- which I can convert to another PEM file using: openssl x509 -in key.crt -pubkey -noout. The new PEM file ...
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SSH Public Key Format

I have a public key in the format: ---- BEGIN SSH2 PUBLIC KEY ---- Comment: "somename-20060227" AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAABJQAAAIBmhLUTJiP[and so on]== ---- END SSH2 PUBLIC KEY ---- Usually I see keys ...
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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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Installing PostgreSQL on Centos 5

I'm following the instructions from here. I try and run yum localinstall http://yum.postgresql.org/9.4/redhat/rhel-5-i386/pgdg-centos94-9.4-1.noarch.rpm which returns the fault cannot open file... ...
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SSH key stopped working on Ubuntu Azure VPS

I have an Ubuntu instance that I'm running on Azure. I've been using it for the last 6 months or so to level up my novice Linux admin skills. Yesterday I was configuring a Capistrano deployment to ...
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After Updating to SHA2, private and public doesn't match

I've upgraded to SHA2 certificate, but after upgrading the new certificate key doesn't match my old private key. Public key has changed after updating and it doesn't match to previous private key. ...
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Azure java sdk : permission denied(public key) when trying to ssh to vm

I have created a virtual machine using this sdk: https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-java. While I can normally ssh to virtual machines created by hand, the ones created by code using this sdk ...
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Restrict SSH login to public key from public networks, but allow password from internal networks

Assume UserA is allowed to log in by SSH to a server from public networks as well as from within private ones. Is there any option to restrict password-enabled logins to the private networks while ...
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What is the purpose of a custom Certificate Trust List?

You can create and deploy a certificate trust list as detailed here, but I'm trying to understand the advantages of this over just deploying root and intermediate certs with group policy the normal ...
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SSH Public Key Authentication Fails Mac OSX

I am trying to get a coworkers MacBook Air running on Public Key Authentication and even after generating a new SSH key I haven't been able to get it to run like I have mine. Double checked file ...
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sshd accepting pub key authentication only for root

I have a peculiar problem with a headless linux box. It's a very high level "embedded" system supposed to handle NAS + mail + ftp + svn + a lot of other server stuff. I received it preinstalled and I ...
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Linux ssh: allow public-key authentication without giving user read rights to private key

Users logged in on my Linux server should be able to ssh to a specific remote machine with a default account. The authentication on the remote machine uses public key, so on the server the ...
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How to pass the SSH_AUTH_SOCK through sudo (Permission denied (publickey).) [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu server with the users: ubuntu and user I connect to each of the users using ssh -A (to pass my local machine keys to SSH). From any of the users I can connect to the SSH server of ...
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Disable the public key check for rpm installation

I want to make a DVD with some useful packages (for example php-common). The only problem is that if I try to install on a computer that's not connected to internet, I can't validate the public key. ...
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Is the ssh key name a part of the authentication? [closed]

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 ...
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SSH and GIT auth stopped working all of sudden

After nearly one year using my usual keypair (in my company for our servers), suddenly today it doesn't work anymore. I don't know why. If I do a ssh --vvv I get ssh myname@myserver.com -vvv ...
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Public Key authentication fails while using the -i parameter on ssh command

I have to do public key based authentication on two Linux servers. Machine 2 (192.168.3.132) username: vfx_30 home dir: /home/vfx_30 ssh keys: /home/vfx_30/.ssh/id_rsa /home/vfx_30/.ssh/id_rsa.pub ...
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SSH login without recheck all public key

I have several servers and different users. Also i have two different authorize method: via keys and password. When i try login ssh recheck all public keys. Is there method to bind public key and ...
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SSH using ssh_key from a different account

Is there a way for a user to ssh as a different user using ssh_keys? For example, i have host A B and C. User X SSHes from A to B as himself ( A -- as X --> B ) Now the user wants to SSH to C from ...
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How to configure SSH access for key authentication for another client?

I know that if I want to configure SSH access for key authentication, I need to use the following command: ssh-keygen -b 2048 -t rsa -C “mypassphrase” I then need to copy the codes created in ...
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Add ssh public key to group instead of users on centos 6.5

I am a newbie to linux administration. I have a box with centos 6.5 x64. Ive been configuring ssh access via public/private key. Ive been wondering if I could add the public key to a user group ...
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Will an established ssh connection survive a DNS migration? [closed]

If I add an ssh pubic key to a server using ssh-copy-id: ssh-copy-id -i ~/.ssh/my_id.pub user@server123.com Will I still be able to connect to the server using the hostname server123.com if the ...
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Is uploading your openssh public key to ~/.ssh/ for a given user safe?

I like to upload my public key (eg: ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub) to various servers that I connect to on various networks for work. I use this same public key on github. If I am on a shared user account and I ...
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SSH using publickey not working on debian (Permission denied (publickey,password).) with clean /var/log/auth.log

For some reason, ssh over publickey isn't working as expected. I've set this up before, and it's worked before on other machines. No idea what I'm doing wrong here... very verbose output of ssh ...
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rsync to EC2 using ssh -i

I'm able to ssh -i mykey.pem to EC2. I'm able to scp -i mykey.pem to EC2. But when I try to rsync -avz -e "ssh -i mykey.pem" I get this error: Warning: Identity file mykey.pem not accessible: No such ...
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Allow ssh access to git pull on remote machine

We have a server with some of our git repositories on and I would like to be able to clone one to our webserver (which runs debian). I ran ssh-keygen on the webserver and copied the public key into ...
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Looking for a way to get team public keys to EC2 instance autonomously

I am administering a single (now) ec2 instance which will provide some tools to our users. I am using Ansible to manage it. I have it set to create users using a mix of a Cron-job and Ansible (by ...
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How to set up Git on remote instance using keys from local machine?

I have a setup where I can ssh into my remote server (ie a Google Compute instance) from my local machine. I used to be able to clone, push, and pull from a repository on my remote instance without ...
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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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SSH: Two Factor Authentication

I currently have a Ubuntu Server 12.04 running OpenSSH along with Samba and a few other services. At the current time I have public key authentication set up, and I'm wondering if it's possible to set ...
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If I get an invalid public key error does that mean I have an incorrectly installed certificate

I have created an API (running on an nginx server, let me know if there are any details that you think are relevant) for a client and they received this error when trying to call my service: Notice: ...
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OpenSSH and PAM authentication using a public key

I'm looking for a way to authenticate users using a public key which is stored in a db (MongoDB). Similar questions usually resulted with a suggestion to installed a patched version of OpenSSH ...
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Copying over public keys within private network

As part of a cloud init script for an EC2 instance, I want to generate a private & public key for a user created on the new instance and then copy the public key over to another server in the same ...
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SSH key and ip address

A co-worker keeps mentioning SSH keys being associates with an IP address but Im not sure what it exactly means. So i tried generating a SSH key and it had my host name at the end of the file. This ...