Hey folks,

I'm having a spot of trouble getting a password-less login using SSH key pairs.

I've generated key pairs for SSH/SCP using ssh-keygen, leaving the passphrase blank. The public key has been placed in .ssh/authorized_keys on the remote server. And, the private key resides in my home directory, chmoded to 600. When I attempt to log in using something like ssh -i <private key filename> <username>@<host>, I am still prompted for a password.

Not sure where to start troubleshooting this or what some common rookie mistakes might be. Any thoughts? I've never done this before--so a list of the most basic and idiotic mistakes I could be making could/would be a great start.