really hope you can help me here, i have a 12.04 server and a linux pc at home which i set up ssh keygen for with no problems, i want to now gain laptop entry to the server [win7] using putty, i have made the private key and public one, copy and pasted the public one to a new file called authorized_keys2 and moved that file into .ssh/authorized_keys .. before i did that i sudo chmod 600 authorized_keys2
Then put the key private key into pageant started putty put host name in etc, and its not working, i know or feel i missing permission here or something clearly not set right, anyone share any thoughts on this? After 3 failed login,s i get locked out by Fail2ban, which i happy with, its working. lol Or at least i hope thats all thats wrong, at the minute i cant gain entry, will wait 10 mins before trying , been reading a lot on how to do this, but no one says it clearly for using a second key through putty. Thanks people, look forward to your reply.