I have installed ssh on my server. To be able to login to make a key on my
server, I have set PasswordAuthentication to yes, then logged in with Putty,
used ssh-keygen, copied my pair over to windoze, added public key to
authorized_keys on my home dir on server and it worked.
How would users make a keypair if i had set PasswordAuthentication to no?
Then they cannot even login to make a pair? What's the proper policy for this?
My method required me to use the less save password authentication but
there are probably better ways to do this, no ?
Also, Putty doesn't seem to work (at least here) with type "rsa" keys.
The first key i made was the default of my ssh version which is rsa1.
So i did ssh-keygen -t rsa and then also added the key to authorized_keys
but when i tried to login with putty, after i filled in my user name, the program
closed instead of asking for my passphrase, anybody know why?
In ssh-> protocol options, i specified "Preferred SSH protocol version" 2 and
loaded my private keyfile there id_rsa.
Also, any good sources on the net that explains this opic better, tldp wasn't
Thanks for any info