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Old 08-28-2007
Passwordless authentication via SSH

I am trying to implement passwordless authentication via ssh2. I have used the well documented technique of generating a key pair with a blank passphrase on my client machine, and installing the public key on the destination server (AIX 5.3) in the user's .ssh2 directory. I have used this technique successfully in the past on other flavours of Unix.

However when I connect (e.g. using sftp2) it still asks for a password, and I have to supply the user's Unix account password before it lets me in. What have I missed? Is there a setting somewhere else that is overriding those in the sshd2 config file?
# 2  
Old 08-29-2007
well, these should be present on the server :
Quote:
#RSAAuthentication yes
#PubkeyAuthentication yes
#AuthorizedKeysFile .ssh/authorized_keys
What the debug (-vv flag)says when you connect with sftp ? You can also try "-o PreferredAuthentications=publickey" when connecting.

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