SSH Troubleshooting

Submitted by Peter Majmesku on Mon, 08/29/2016 - 20:14

Fix folder and file permissions for ~/.ssh folder

SSH is checking the folder and files permissions at ~/.ssh. If there're any problems with reading or writing into that folder, the following command helps out.

chmod -R 700 ~/.ssh/ && chmod 600 ~/.ssh/*

Copy your public SSH key to the server

After submitting the following command, you will be asked for a password. Afterwards you will not be asked for the password anymore. The public SSH key will be used.

ssh-copy-id user@remote-host