[ubuntu] SSH Keys Ubuntu Server, Windows Client

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Heeelllooooooooo everybody. I have SSH working with putty and FileZilla with just password authentication, but I CANNOT for the life of me get SSH keys to work. This is the deal, I have a 12.10 Ubuntu home server with an encrypted home folder. This means that I have to put my Authorized_keys file in /etc/ssh/[my name here]. I generated the public key and private key without passwords with PuTTYgen on my windows 7 computer and named the keys: RSAprivatekey.ppk RSApubkey The keys are 2048 bits. (is that enough?) Then, I used an USB dongle to copy the public key to the Ubuntu server. So, (Hardware)