Bug 7207 - unclear error message for missing public key file
Summary: unclear error message for missing public key file
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Client (show other bugs)
Version: 1.3.1
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: 4.10.1
Assignee: Samuel Mannehed
Keywords: ossman_tester, relnotes
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-06-29 12:43 CEST by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2019-04-10 12:40 CEST (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2018-06-29 12:43:15 CEST
If there is some problem with the public key file specified for authentication then the client will just state "You are not authorized to connect to this server." This is probably not the most helpful message when the issue is that we didn't even try a key.

It is apparent what the problem is in the log though:

> 2018-06-29T12:24:37: ssh[E]: no such identity: foo: No such file or directory
Comment 3 Pierre Ossman cendio 2018-09-26 16:05:23 CEST
See also bug 5317.
Comment 6 Samuel Mannehed cendio 2019-03-05 16:25:26 CET
See also bug 7313.
Comment 12 Pierre Ossman cendio 2019-04-01 11:18:10 CEST
The function works fine on Linux and Windows.

However, the error messages (for this and bug 5317) are perhaps a bit too short and specific for an end user error message. I think some more details would be appropriate so that the user can know what to do next.
Comment 14 Samuel Mannehed cendio 2019-04-08 15:12:08 CEST
Have improved the messages for the end users now.
Comment 16 Pierre Ossman cendio 2019-04-10 12:40:18 CEST
Looks good now, and also checked release notes.

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