I have been using SSH for a while to login to my dreamhost web account. Each time I log in using a username and password.
I would like to enable the feature of SSH where it uses a key pair to authenticate me instead of a password. I have used this successfully on other environments by placing the trusted key in the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file.
This appears not to work on dreamhost. I suspect that this is because the home directory is not 700 it is 755. Does anyone have experience setting this up on dreamhost? Can I change the permissions on my home directory or will that prevent backups from working correctly?