ssh - permission denied (publickey)

  • Hi,


    This is my first post on this forum. Thanks to all for your contributions !


    I have installed omv4 on a HC2 (installed from the omv image on sourceforge) and I would try to connect to it by using SSH with a public key authentication. For that, I have followed this guide.


    The following SSH configuration were done

    • Disable the root login
    • Disable password authentication
    • Enable public key authentication (PKA)
    • Enable compression
    • Enable tunneling

    I created a new user (omvuser1) with both sudo and ssh group and I ran the following commands


    ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/sshacess/sshremote -t rsa


    ssh-keygen -e -f ~/.ssh/sshacess/sshremote.pub


    with a copy/paste the output to


    Access Right Management | Users | <USERNAME> | Edit | Public Keys


    My config file (~/.ssh/config) looks like

    Code
    Host omv.workgroup
    Hostname 192.168.1.168
    User omvuser1
    Compression yes
    Port 56236
    IdentityFile ~/.ssh/sshaccess/

    To connect via SSH, I use the command below


    ssh -p 56236 -i ~/.ssh/sshacess omvuser1@192.168.1.168


    Unfortunately, I have this message


    "Load key "/home/omvuser1/.ssh/sshacess": Is a directory
    omvuser1@192.168.1.168: Permission denied (publickey)."


    To debug, I used the command ssh -vvv -p 56236 -i ~/.ssh/sshacess omvuser1@192.168.1.168, the result is below:


    I hope someone could help me !
    Thanks in advance !


    Kind regards
    stblaise

  • Thanks for your quick response !


    After remove the trailing slash, IHave the same issue :


    "Load key "/home/stblaisedesk01/.ssh/sshacess": Is a directory
    stblaisedesk01@192.168.1.9: Permission denied (publickey)."


    :(

  • I had 2 issues:


    • the 1st on the rights of private key and public key files

    solved with the chmod 600 command on both files



    • the 2nd on the ~ /.ssh /config file with the IdentityFile parameter

    solved by changing its value with the path and name of the private key file

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