[nycbug-talk] SSH not working for particular user

Charles Sprickman spork
Sun Aug 7 00:46:38 EDT 2005

On Sat, 6 Aug 2005, George Georgalis wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 06, 2005 at 08:46:14PM -0400, Francisco Reyes wrote:
>>>> sshd[27236]: error: PAM: authentication error for fran from <my machine>
>> The rights of the .ssh directory were wrong.
>> I needs to be 700. I just wish sshd would say something about it..
>> somewhere.. anywhere.. It's near trivial to fix, yet it could be a few
>> days before one things of looking at that. :-(
> yeah, would be nice to know that from the logs.
> another thing that can bite pub keys but not pam
> is ownership of $HOME

Mine complains loudly if I do something like set my authorized_keys file 
to group writable, or set the ownership wrong:

Aug  7 00:43:46 miko su: spork to root on /dev/ttyp3
Aug  7 00:44:19 miko sshd[33117]: Authentication refused: bad ownership or 
modes for file /home/spork/.ssh/authorized_keys

FreeBSD	4.11, stock openssh.


> // George
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