I've a server running Ubuntu 10.04 (as a VM) to which I can't connect using ssh key authentication without being asked for the password. I've read a lot before posting but I really don't know what I'm missing.
My .ssh folder in the server has 700 for permissions and the authorized keys file has 600 for permissions. The result is like this:
drwx------ 2 myUser myUser 4096 Mar 26 12:15 .ssh -rw------- 1 myUser myUser 426 Mar 26 12:15 authorized_keys
Checking /var/auth/auth.log, I've been able to detect these 2 lines that are repeated every time I log in (and I'm asked for the password):
Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for directory /home/myUser. Accepted password for myUser from myIP port 64916 ssh2
I think the configuration of the keys (content of authorized_keys, etc) is ok, because I've found that if I turn off Strict Modes, I can log in without being asked for the password, but I'm not sure about if this is secure and I want to have the system protected of intrusions.
Does anyone know what might be my problem here?