Need help in copying public key for a new user to EC2

Need help for uploading a public key for a new EC2 (AMI) user to tmp
folder. Any help on this appreciated.

Follow the steps http://aws.amazon.com/articles/1233 i.e not able to
pass this step "Copy all the public key files that you generated to a
temporary place on your instance:"

Steps:

1. SSH into my EC2 instance and logged in as su
2. Created a user "geoman" and with a password.
3. Now in my mac notebook in the shell created a private and public
key for the user ssh-keygen -b 1024 -f geoman -t dsa
4. Now try to copy the geoman.pub file using the commands
4.1 command : scp -v -i amazon-ec2-ticket-ws-key-pair.pem geoman.pub
root@ec2-xx-xxx-x-xx.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:/tmp/geoman.pub
4.2 command : scp -v -i amazon-ec2-ticket-ws-key-pair.pem geoman.pub
ec2-user@ec2-xx-xxx-x-xx.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:/tmp/
geoman.pub

Result:

Permission denied (publickey).
lost connection

Shell Output:

OpenSSH_5.6p1, OpenSSL 0.9.8r 8 Feb 2011
debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh_config
debug1: Applying options for *
debug1: Connecting to ec2-50-112-3-25.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com
http://50.112.3.25 port 22.
debug1: Connection established.
debug1: identity file amazon-ec2-ticket-ws-key-pair.pem type -1
debug1: identity file amazon-ec2-ticket-ws-key-pair.pem-cert type -1
debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version
OpenSSH_5.3
debug1: match: OpenSSH_5.3 pat OpenSSH*
debug1: Enabling compatibility mode for protocol 2.0
debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_5.6
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received
debug1: kex: server->client aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none
debug1: kex: client->server aes128-ctr hmac-md5 none
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REQUEST(1024<1024<8192) sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_GROUP
debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_INIT sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_DH_GEX_REPLY
debug1: Host 'ec2-50-112-3-25.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com' is
known and matches the RSA host key.
debug1: Found key in /Users/geoman/.ssh/known_hosts:9
debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug1: Roaming not allowed by server
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_REQUEST sent
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Offering RSA public key: /Users/geoman/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey
debug1: Trying private key: amazon-ec2-ticket-ws-key-pair.pem
debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey
debug1: No more authentication methods to try.
Permission denied (publickey).
lost connection

Need help for uploading a public key for a new EC2 (AMI) user to tmp
folder. Any help on this appreciated.

Follow the stepshttp://aws.amazon.com/articles/1233i.e not able to
pass this step "Copy all the public key files that you generated to a
temporary place on your instance:"

Steps:

1. SSH into my EC2 instance and logged in as su
2. Created a user "geoman" and with a password.
3. Now in my mac notebook in the shell created a private and public
key for the user ssh-keygen -b 1024 -f geoman -t dsa
4. Now try to copy the geoman.pub file using the commands
4.1 command : scp -v -i amazon-ec2-ticket-ws-key-pair.pem geoman.pub
root@ec2-xx-xxx-x-xx.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:/tmp/geoman.pub
4.2 command : scp -v -i amazon-ec2-ticket-ws-key-pair.pem geoman.pub
ec2-user@ec2-xx-xxx-x-xx.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com:/tmp/
geoman.pub

If you're using the default amazon linux image, you won't be able to
scp in as root - root has remote access disabled. You need to sep in
using whatever user/credentials you used in 1. That article looks a
little out of date. If you're using the aforementioned linux image
(it's the default) then most of what it describes is already setup for
you. Lastly this isn't really anything to do with rails - there are
probably more suitable areas for discussing this (e.g. the official
aws forum, which has a bunch of amazon employees contributing)

Fred