SSH File and Folder Permissions

Here are the file permissions of the files in your ~/.ssh folder, as well as the .ssh folder itself.

SSH File Permissions:

  • chmod 700 ~/.ssh
  • chmod 644 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
  • chmod 644 ~/.ssh/known_hosts
  • chmod 644 ~/.ssh/config
  • chmod 600 ~/.ssh/id_rsa
  • chmod 644 ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub