I am unable to make rsa key pair authentication work on my CentOS 6.2 vps. My understanding is that if rsa authentication is properly configured no password will be requested yet it is still requir... [by CTemp]
I'm configuring my first server on Linode and going through their set up tutorials.
In their Securing Your Server tutorial, it recommends using ssh key pair authentication and disabling password authentication.
My question is if I disable password authentication - what if I lose my private key? How will I ever be able to log back into my server again?
I am having some strange authentication issues when trying to spin up an Amazon instance using CentOS 6 HVM.
For some reason, whenever I spin one up using a security group and a key / pem pair, I still have to supply a password when trying to ssh using the following command:
$ ssh -i mypem.pem [email protected]
This only occurs when using the CentOS type noted above.