SSH without a password using keys troubleshooting – use RSA instead?

I used a procedure from this: http://sshkeychain.sourceforge.net/mirrors/SSH-with-Keys-HOWTO/SSH-with-Keys-HOWTO-4.html

Basically, you just run ssh-keygen to generate a public key and put it on the server’s ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file and that’s about it. The issue I can into was that the server did not accept DSA keys, but accepted RSA keys.

If you suspect that you’re running into the same problem, you can add the “-v” argument to your ssh command and confirm. You should see something like this:
debug1: Skipping ssh-dss key /Users/altonyu/.ssh/id_dsa – not in PubkeyAcceptedKeyTypes

If that’s the case, try using rsa keys. You can generate the RSA key by running:

ssh-keygen -t rsa

Copy the key over to the server’s authorized_keys file and you should get in immediately!

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