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Re: SSH Access Issues

On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Jonathan Allen
<jonathan barumtrading co uk> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I have several F8 and F9 boxes in an internal network.  I can ssh between
> them all happily as root, but not as individual other users.  After prompting
> me for a password, it says: Permission denied.  In /etc/ssh/sshd_config
> I have the lines:
>   PasswordAuthentication yes
>   ChallengeResponseAuthentication no
>   UsePAM yes
>   X11Forwarding yes
> but I can't seem to move forward.  Any ideas?
> Jonathan
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I'll follow up on a previous post regarding file permissions.
If your sshd_config has a line that says StrictModes=yes, then
the file permissions are checked.

$HOME/.ssh should be perms 700.
   > chmod 700 $HOME/.ssh
Files inside the above dir should be perms 600.
   > chmod 600 $HOME/.ssh/*

the permissions need to be applied to every user's $HOME/.ssh.
and of course the user should be the owner of his own .ssh dir and its contents.

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