Authenticated with partial success ?

Nicolas.Williams at Nicolas.Williams at
Thu Aug 22 06:51:06 EST 2002

It probably means that the authentication succeeded but the
authorization failed. Check the authorized_keys entries.

The SSHv2 authentication protocol draft is a little unclear.
Section 2.2 seems to mean that if authentication succeeds but
authorization fails then the server must respond with a partial
userauth error.



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Habbecke [mailto:M.Habbecke at]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 21, 2002 3:38 PM
> To: openssh-unix-dev at
> Subject: Authenticated with partial success ?
> Hi all,
> I've got the following problem when connecting to a SSH 
> server version 2.0.13 
> with dsa public key authentication. Instead of logging in I get 
> "Authenticated with partial success". I attached the complete 
> output of 
> "ssh -v".
> The interesting part: This only happens when connecting from 
> one special 
> machine (running SuSE 8.0, OpenSSH 3.4p1). From any other 
> machine (running 
> the same version of OpenSSH) I can log in without problems. 
> Even copying a 
> proven to work key-pair to that machine does not help.
> Whats wrong? Am I missing something?
> Thanks,
> Martin

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