SSH Authentication Refused

SSH Authentication Refused: Bad Ownership or Modes for Directory

If you get this error (SSH Authentication Refused) in your logs when trying to set up public key authenticated automatic logins, or while trying to SSH into your account, after setting up the public key the issue is related to permissions. Tailing /var/log/secure on the target machine will be useful: tail -f /var/log/secure Dec 26 12:30:38 server […]

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