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The problem is that ownership of a file is expressed by the UID of the owning user (and GID of the group). The UID is usually generated locally when a user account is created. If you have accounts on different machines you will in many cases have different UIDs. (Unless you have a central user registry for all machines in question) Thus, if you create a ...


I don't think that you ever want users to have access to the servers private key. Of course, access to the public key doesn't matter. I think that your other services should be running under non-privileged but still non-user accounts. Then you can change ownership of the keys to root:adm or something more suitable and add the service accounts to the same ...

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