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I have created a Ubuntu 12.04 instance on Amazon EC2.

I have downloaded the PEM file and am able to SSH into the instance, no problem.

Now, I want to create some accounts on the remote instance for consultants, etc. They should be able to ssh into the box using RSA keys. On the EC2 machine, I have set up a few accounts in ~/home/ and assigned them to the group admin. I have also given myself a similar account (MyTestAccount) for testing. This is what I did:

I used key-gen to create public and private keys in the .ssh directory on my local machine (~/.ssh):

drwx------  2 peter peter 1024 Sep 14 10:23 .ssh

And the files inside:

-rw-------  1 peter peter 1675 Sep 14 10:23 id_rsa

-rw-------  1 peter peter  394 Sep 14 10:23

-rw-------  1 peter peter  444 Sep 14 00:05 known_hosts

I then SCP'd the file to my remote EC2 instance and appended it to the .ssh/authorized_keys file in my remote instance. The permissions of my remote .ssh directory:

drwx------ 2 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Sep 16 16:13 .ssh

And of my authorized_keys file:

-rw-------  1 peter ubuntu  1179 Sep 14 00:05 authorized_keys

Next, I logged off my remote instance and attempted to SSH to the remote box using the new keys. When I issue the following command:

peter@ubuntu:~/.ssh$ ssh -vvv [email protected] 

I get the below. Does it look like there is something wrong with my private key? Any suggestions?

OpenSSH_5.9p1 Debian-5ubuntu1, OpenSSL 1.0.1 14 Mar 2012

debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config  

debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: Applying options for *  

debug2: ssh_connect: need priv 0

debug1: Connecting to [XX.XXX.XX.XXX] port 22.  

debug1: Connection established.  

debug3: Incorrect RSA1 identifier  

debug3: Could not load "/home/peter/.ssh/id_rsa" as a RSA1 public key 

debug1: identity file /home/peter/.ssh/id_rsa type 1

debug1: Checking blacklist file /usr/share/ssh/blacklist.RSA-2048 

debug1: Checking blacklist file /etc/ssh/blacklist.RSA-2048

debug1: identity file /home/peter/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1  

debug1: identity file /home/peter/.ssh/id_dsa type -1  

debug1: identity file /home/peter/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1  

debug1: identity file /home/peter/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1 

debug1: identity file /home/peter/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1 



debug2: we sent a publickey packet, wait for reply  

debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey  

debug1: Trying private key: /home/peter/.ssh/id_dsa  

debug3: no such identity: /home/peter/.ssh/id_dsa

debug1: Trying private key: /home/peter/.ssh/id_ecdsa  

debug3: no such identity: /home/peter/.ssh/id_ecdsa 

debug2: we did not send a packet, disable method

debug1: No more authentication methods to try. **Permission denied (publickey).**

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You can use Amazon's Application Load Balancer. Check out the official documentation.

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