I created a public/private key pair using the
ssh-keygen -t rsa in my ~/.ssh folder.
I then copied the key over using the
ssh-copy-id firstname.lastname@example.org command and received this notification.
Number of key(s) added: 2
I tried logging in but was still prompted for a password. I ran a
find / -name id_rsa.pub command and searched my remote server's .ssh folder but couldn't find the master key anywhere. I tried chmod with both go-rwx and 777 permissions on the pub key but to no avail. Why is the file not getting copied, yet I receive no error messages?
EDIT: I added the -v tag to the ssh command and got this output
OpenSSH_6.2p2, OSSLShim 0.9.8r 8 Dec 2011 debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh_config line 20: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to [servername] [ipaddress] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/id_rsa type 1 debug1: identity file /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1 debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_6.2 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_5.3 debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.3 pat OpenSSH_5* debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY debug1: Server host key: RSA 7c:3a:61:86:ec:53:40:c3:b0:5e:c2:9f:f4:bf:35:64 debug1: Host '[servername]' is known and matches the RSA host key. debug1: Found key in /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/known_hosts:7 debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: Roaming not allowed by server debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering RSA public key: /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Offering RSA public key: /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/other_rsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Offering RSA public key: /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/id_rsa debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password debug1: Trying private key: /Users/william.roberts/.ssh/id_dsa debug1: Next authentication method: password
output of ls -la .ssh
drwxrwxrwx 2 root root 4096 Dec 10 19:15 . dr-xr-x---. 5 root root 4096 Nov 19 22:44 .. -rw------- 1 root root 3019 Dec 10 19:51 authorized_keys -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 427 Nov 24 19:40 known_hosts