Can someone tell my what is wrong when I try to login into my raspberry with SSH:

Debug info:

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Thanks, Nenad

nedad@Dragic-Home-I:~/.ssh$ ssh -vvv nedad@
OpenSSH_7.6p1 Ubuntu-4ubuntu0.3, OpenSSL 1.0.2n  7 Dec 2017
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config
debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 19: Applying options for *
debug2: resolving "" port 22
debug2: ssh_connect_direct: needpriv 0
debug1: Connecting to [] port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_rsa type 0
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_dsa type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_ed25519 type -1
debug1: key_load_public: No such file or directory
debug1: identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_ed25519-cert type -1
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_7.6p1 Ubuntu-4ubuntu0.3
debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_7.6p1 Ubuntu-4ubuntu0.3
debug1: match: OpenSSH_7.6p1 Ubuntu-4ubuntu0.3 pat OpenSSH* compat 0x04000000
debug2: fd 3 setting O_NONBLOCK
debug1: Authenticating to as 'nedad'
debug3: hostkeys_foreach: reading file "/home/nedad/.ssh/known_hosts"
debug3: record_hostkey: found key type ECDSA in file /home/nedad/.ssh/known_hosts:1
debug3: load_hostkeys: loaded 1 keys from
debug3: order_hostkeyalgs: prefer hostkeyalgs: ecdsa-sha2-nistp256-cert-v01@openssh.com,ecdsa-sha2-nistp384-cert-v01@openssh.com,ecdsa-sha2-nistp521-cert-v01@openssh.com,ecdsa-sha2-nistp256,ecdsa-sha2-nistp384,ecdsa-sha2-nistp521
debug3: send packet: type 20
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug3: receive packet: type 20
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug2: local client KEXINIT proposal
debug2: KEX algorithms: curve25519-sha256,curve25519-sha256@libssh.org,ecdh-sha2-nistp256,ecdh-sha2-nistp384,ecdh-sha2-nistp521,diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha256,diffie-hellman-group16-sha512,diffie-hellman-group18-sha512,diffie-hellman-group-exchange-sha1,diffie-hellman-group14-sha256,diffie-hellman-group14-sha1,ext-info-c
debug2: host key algorithms: ecdsa-sha2-nistp256-cert-v01@openssh.com,ecdsa-sha2-nistp384-cert-v01@openssh.com,ecdsa-sha2-nistp521-cert-v01@openssh.com,ecdsa-sha2-nistp256,ecdsa-sha2-nistp384,ecdsa-sha2-nistp521,ssh-ed25519-cert-v01@openssh.com,ssh-rsa-cert-v01@openssh.com,ssh-ed25519,rsa-sha2-512,rsa-sha2-256,ssh-rsa
debug2: ciphers ctos: chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com,aes128-ctr,aes192-ctr,aes256-ctr,aes128-gcm@openssh.com,aes256-gcm@openssh.com
debug2: ciphers stoc: chacha20-poly1305@openssh.com,aes128-ctr,aes192-ctr,aes256-ctr,aes128-gcm@openssh.com,aes256-gcm@openssh.com
debug2: MACs ctos: umac-64-etm@openssh.com,umac-128-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-256-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-512-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-etm@openssh.com,umac-64@openssh.com,umac-128@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-256,hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha1
debug2: MACs stoc: umac-64-etm@openssh.com,umac-128-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-256-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-512-etm@openssh.com,hmac-sha1-etm@openssh.com,umac-64@openssh.com,umac-128@openssh.com,hmac-sha2-256,hmac-sha2-512,hmac-sha1
debug2: compression ctos: none,zlib@openssh.com,zlib
debug2: compression stoc: none,zlib@openssh.com,zlib
debug2: languages ctos:
debug2: languages stoc:
debug2: first_kex_follows 0
debug2: reserved 0
  • 3
    Please post text, not images. Nobody can read this Mar 21, 2020 at 13:35
  • I get an error that I am poisting spam.
    – Nenad
    Mar 21, 2020 at 14:02
  • Let me try again:
    – Nenad
    Mar 21, 2020 at 14:02
  • Now with out any errors;)
    – Nenad
    Mar 21, 2020 at 14:04
  • Generate a new key, perhaps?
    – user96931
    Mar 23, 2020 at 18:27

3 Answers 3


You should be able to set the PreferredAuthentications key in your servers (Pi) /etc/sshd/ssh_config by adding the line

PreferredAuthentications publickey

and then restarting the ssh-daemon (sudo systemctl restart sshd) or just rebooting.

You could also try to log in with this option added to the ssh command and explicitly specifying the private keyfile (normally located at ~/.ssh/)

ssh -o PreferredAuthentications=publickey -i [path/to/your/key] nedad@
  • Trying to use the ssh preferredAuthentication I receive "Permission denied (publickey,password). What does it mean?
    – gavioto20
    Sep 28, 2020 at 5:21

As seen from the debug log there is an identity file /home/nedad/.ssh/id_ed25519-cert used for authentication. The log doesn't show that it is denied or accepted and have not finished messages. You should paste the complete log output to the question.

B.t.w., using a private keyfile for authentication like you do, it is normal that it is protected with a password to use it. This is not a password to authenticate against the ssh server. It is only a password to enable the key file to be used to authenticate against the ssh server. If you do not want to enter a password you can clear it on the keyfile with a security risk. Then everyone getting this keyfile is able to get into your ssh server.

You can clear the password on the keyfile with:

rpi ~$ ssh-keygen -p

This will then prompt you to enter the keyfile location, the old passphrase, and the new passphrase, which can be left blank to have no passphrase.

How do I remove the passphrase for the SSH key


It works fine when I create a key with PuTTYgen. So it works fine now.

Thans for yours help, Nenad

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