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Old 08-21-2009
RSA Keys root account problem?

I have set up RSA private and pub keys between "NodeA" and "NodeB"

Everything works fine when I test with a regular user account. However it does not work as root. I followed the same procedure to set up the keys as the root user but I am still prompted for a password. I have verified my sshd_config file is fine and permissions are set correctly as well. Am I missing something just for the root account?
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Old 08-21-2009
ssh normally will not work with the root user, it is a security risk.

Code:
vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

#change line this line
PermitRootLogin no
# to
PermitRootLogin yes
# change this line -- if it exists
DenyUsers root tom bill rajesh
# to
DenyUsers tom bill rajesh

restart sshd:
Code:
/etc/init.d/ssh restart


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