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Important note if your Windows is not in US English: the "users" group's name is locale-dependant. If your Windows is in Spanish, you'll have to change the files' ownership with chown $USER:Usuarios *


Sorry for asking before reading... From man ssh Agent forwarding should be enabled with caution. Users with the ability to bypass file permissions on the remote host (for the agent's UNIX-domain socket) can access the local agent through the forwarded connection. An attacker cannot obtain key mate‐ rial from the agent, however they can perform ...


A more comprehensive answer is found on this blog post: http://www.daveperrett.com/articles/2010/09/14/ssh-authentication-refused/ The TL;DR version of it is (the permissions are fairly specific): chmod go-w /home/your-user chmod 700 /home/your-user/.ssh chmod 600 /home/your-user/.ssh/authorized_keys* Additionally, if your user's home dir is a symlink, ...

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