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Permissions are too open – SSH Error – How to fix?

Permissions are too open – SSH Error – How to fix?

This error implies you have set the permissions on your hidden .ssh directory to be read by everyone. The .ssh directory should be read only by the current user, that is you. If you are getting this error (Permissions are too open) then you probably reset the permissions on your hidden .ssh directory in your user folder.

This error can be fixed by making the private key (id_rsa) readable or writable only for the owner.

sudo chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa

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