Last week, I was setting up a passwordless ssh in one of our servers. I’ve already updated the necessary configuration in
When I checked the log
$ sudo tail -f secure audit/audit.log
I noticed this error:
Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /home/deployer/.ssh/authorized_keys
After checking, I found out that this has something to do with the group permission on my ssh files. To fix this, I changed the ownership of the folder and file to my user account.
$ chmod 700 ~/.ssh # owner can read and write $ chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys # owner can read, write and execute
Modifying the permission in the file fixed my issue. I was able to get in without having to key-in the password.