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OT: Allowing PAM auth and reverting authorized_keys?! (Was: SSH blocks a
OT: Allowing PAM auth and reverting authorized_keys?! (Was: SSH blocks account when running within emacs)
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:08:51 -0500
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.3.50 (gnu/linux)
Roel Sergeant <email@example.com> writes:
> Is it asking you for a password? Is it asking you for a passphrase?
> Is it using a SSH_ASKPASS defined service? Are you using an ssh rsa
> key? Why not? I think it most likely that you are running into
> problems during these phases.
> I use user/password authentication, but it doesn't ask for a password when
> within emacs, but it does so in a normal shell.
> I tried setting it up with an rsa key, but it seems a cron job is running that
> removes authorized_keys from user profiles (or they are copying profiles
> because they have multiple servers. I have to dig deeper into that after
> this issue is fixed).
I certainly hope not. Allowing PAM auth and disallowing authorized_keys,
particularly reverting authorized_keys would raise "I don't want to be
dealing with this host/these people" red flags for me.
Assuming it's not a permissions issue, I'd be asking whoever would be
relevant about the behaviour to make sure it's intentional.
If it *is* intentional, it seems pretty wrong-headed.
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