Trying to set up public key. User password rejected.
I'm trying to set up a public key.
I generated one locally, and am now trying to copy it to my linode.
When I do so, it prompts me for the user's password, which I enter-- but it keeps rejecting me.
The user I set up has a home folder and a password.
I tried to log in as the user, which also failed.
When I checked /var/log/auth.log I found this for each login attempt:
Failed password for <
But there's no question that I typed the password correctly. I tried a bunch of times and changed the password to a very simple four number sequence just to make sure there were no mistakes.
I rebooted after adding the new user, too.
Any ideas? I'm running Apache on Lucid.
Any help would be very much appreciated.