Hi guys! I’m trying to set up my first instance on DreamCompute, following the guides here: http://wiki.dreamhost.com/DreamCompute_Getting_Started and http://wiki.dreamhost.com/SSH_Keys. Everything seems nominal, except I cannot log in to my instance at all: any attempt to connect through SSH results in “Permission denied (publickey).” (cygwin ssh) or “Server refused our key” (PuTTY). I’ve connected to other servers using ssh keys before using the exact same methods and never had any issues, but I can’t log in now for the life of me.
I’ve tried three different methods: generating a key pair in the dashboard & importing the private key into PuTTY & Cygwin SSH; generating a key pair using Cygwin SSH (“ssh-keygen -t rsa”); and generating a key pair using PuTTY Key Generator. All three keys are listed in the Key Pairs section of the dashboard.
Any options I’ve used to generate these pairs have been the defaults. I’m running Windows 8.1 and Cygwin x64. Any ideas what might be going on or how to resolve this?
Thanks so much for any help you can offer, it is greatly appreciated!