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:
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
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