Bug 228872 - Appropriate Permission SSH key
Summary: Appropriate Permission SSH key
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Documentation
Classification: Fedora
Component: translation-quick-start-guide   
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Version: devel
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Manuel Ospina
QA Contact: A S Alam
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Reported: 2007-02-15 17:37 UTC by Diego Búrigo Zacarão
Modified: 2015-11-10 00:09 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-09-05 00:42:02 UTC
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Patch for Accounts_And_Subscriptions.xml file (1.26 KB, patch)
2007-08-30 17:27 UTC, Diego Búrigo Zacarão
no flags Details | Diff

Description Diego Búrigo Zacarão 2007-02-15 17:37:50 UTC
Description of problem:

In session "2.1. Making an SSH Key" just says to make the following command
"chmod 700 ~/.ssh" to take the appropriate permission on the key and .ssh
directory. But sometimes is necessary to run another command to take appropriate
permission on the key.
The command is: "chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id*"
***So it could be put in the guide.***

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Revision 0.3.7

How reproducible:

In my case just runnnig "chmod 700 ~/.ssh" was not enough to me.
I got the following message when trying to have access the CVS:

   [diego@Rasther FEDORA]# chmod 700 ~/.ssh
   [diego@Rasther FEDORA]# cvs -z9 co translate/
   Permissions 0666 for '/diego/.ssh/id_dsa' are too open.
   It is recommended that your private key files are NOT accessible by others.
   This private key will be ignored.
   bad permissions: ignore key: /diego/.ssh/id_dsa
   Enter passphrase for key '/diego/.ssh/id_dsa':

Each time I put my password the same message was displayed again. (3 times)

So I have had to run "chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id*" to fix the problem.

Comment 1 Paul W. Frields 2007-02-17 14:36:59 UTC
AFAICT, this only happens if you copy your key from another location without
setting the permissions properly.  When you create a brand new key as the
instructions say, the proper permissions are automatically applied (700 for
~/.ssh/ and 600 for ~/.ssh/id_dsa).  By the way, you actually don't need to
remove permissions for the public key; 644 is the appropriate permission for

Comment 2 Chester Cheng 2007-04-27 15:24:04 UTC
Hi Manuel,  could you have a look and unjam this bug?  Thanks.

Comment 3 Noriko Mizumoto 2007-08-29 04:47:05 UTC

I just have completed splitting job of this guide.
Please cvs up, so that you can get updated fileS.
Now quick-start-guide/en_US/ directory contains multiple files based on chapter.
For this bug, you should be able to edit Accounts_And_Subscriptions.xml file.
There may be some people modifying the files, it would be better to send a memo
into fedora-trans-list/fedora-docs-list.

Once you update, could you also kindly make a comment at

Thank you so much!


Comment 4 Diego Búrigo Zacarão 2007-08-30 17:27:29 UTC
Created attachment 181401 [details]
Patch for Accounts_And_Subscriptions.xml file

I have created a patch for that file if it's interesting.


Comment 5 Noriko Mizumoto 2007-09-04 03:36:43 UTC
Hi Diego

Thank you so much for your patch.
Do you mind if I ask you to apply your patch as update into that file?

Many thanks

Comment 6 Diego Búrigo Zacarão 2007-09-04 13:40:04 UTC
Hi, Nokiro.

It's done! I have committed the changes to the CVS.

Now, Paul will check out it and I hope everything is OK.

Thank you

Comment 7 Noriko Mizumoto 2007-09-05 00:42:02 UTC
Diego and Paul, 

Thank you very much!
Now  TQSG en_US   is up online.

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