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Private key incorrect.... (2 posts)

  1. jeremy2805
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, I'm getting a Private key incorrect for <username> error, and I'd like to check that I created my keys properly.

    I SSH'd onto the server, and did ssh-keygen -v

    contadino@server0:~> ssh-keygen -v
    Generating public/private rsa key pair.
    Enter file in which to save the key (/home/contadino/.ssh/id_rsa): newkey
    Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
    Enter same passphrase again:
    Your identification has been saved in newkey.
    Your public key has been saved in newkey.pub.
    The key fingerprint is:
    big hex addy contadino@server0
    The key's randomart image is:
    etc..

    The thing is, it creates the newkey and newkey.pub files in /home/contadino rather than the /home/contadino/.ssh/id_rsa folder. Is that an issue?

    Do I need to do something to authorize or register my new keys before they'll work?

    So then I copy the newkey file onto my local machine, open it up in TextWrangler, and cut & past it into the field on the credentials page in wordpress.

    I used my password in the password field. WordPress 3.3

    Many thanks,

    J

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/ssh-sftp-updater-support/

  2. jeremy2805
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I thought I'd try creating an /home/contadino/.ssh/id_rsa folder and copy the private and public key files into it. Same problem.

    Oh, and I tried it with no password in the FTP/SSH Password field. Same problem.

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