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Re^14: [OT] A New Everything ?by Aldebaran (Deacon)
|on Sep 27, 2020 at 22:50 UTC||Need Help??|
You'd have saved yourself a lot of time and effort if you'd read the DigitalOcean tutorials on this subject.
Maybe. I wouldn't say the time was wasted when I needed to read up so much with unix again, along with a new vendor to me, DigitalOcean. Also, I just had to make half a dozen big mistakes on my own time, but success was achieved 12 days after my first droplet formed. I may have twisted my arm off patting my own back when I used vi correctly, but ALL THREE TIMES, I locked myself out. Somewhere along the line, I found the button for "send me a new root password."
Furthermore, I wouldn't call the process as linear as digital ocean might make it seem with their hyperlinks. set-up-ssh-keys has many pointers, but I don't think it has anything about chown'ing and chmod'ing .ssh and authorized_keys. Many hyperlinks don't make the search more specific.
The above gives this line of code, which I could never get to work:cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh username@remote_host "mkdir -p ~/.ssh && cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"
Similarly, I couldn't get this to work, and not for lack of trying:ssh-copy-id -i id_rsa.pub email@example.com
What did work was doing it from scratch. From my laptop:scp id_rsa.pub firstname.lastname@example.org::/home/fred/.ssh
Log-in as root one last time:
And finally, log-in as fred:
Thanks all for criticisms and comments,