JP Vossen on 2 May 2008 11:44:37 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] ssh key based authentication

> Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 10:52:09 -0400
> From: Dan Perez <>
> A couple of people suggested permissions being too lax.  The
> permissions on the sprint user's homedir were 777.  I changed them to
> 755 and it works now.

That has nailed me a few times too.  I get focused on ~/.ssh perms and 
forget about ~/ perms. :-(  But there is a way (StrictModes) to turn 
that checking off in the sshd config.  I am not saying that's a GOOD 
idea, but sometimes you have to have a home dir with loose permissions.

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