[Bug 2720] New: Include username in "Permission denied (publickey)." message

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            Bug ID: 2720
           Summary: Include username in "Permission denied (publickey)."
           Product: Portable OpenSSH
           Version: 7.2p2
          Hardware: Other
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P5
         Component: ssh
          Assignee: unassigned-bugs at mindrot.org
          Reporter: jg at jguk.org

Can SSH include the username in the following message? It was the only
reason login failed, but wasn't clear.

Currently this is the behaviour:
$ ssh -i "pass.pem" myserver123.amazonaws.com
Permission denied (publickey).

It of cause works if I do:
ssh -i "pass.pem" ubuntu at myserver123.amazonaws.com

What I would like to see is:

$ ssh -i "pass.pem" myserver123.amazonaws.com
juser at myserver123.amazonaws.com
Permission denied (publickey).

This means, we would realise that "juser" didn't have an account on
that VM at Amazon.

Sound reasonable?

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