SSH Restart fails with "Directive 'AuthorizedKeysFile' is not allowed within a Match block"

(Doc ID 2169899.1)

Last updated on JUNE 21, 2017

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 6.8 [Release OL5 to OL6U8]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86

Symptoms

sshd restart fails with following error:

# /etc/init.d/sshd restart
Stopping sshd: [ OK ]
Starting sshd: /etc/ssh/sshd_config line 140: Directive 'AuthorizedKeysFile' is not allowed within a Match block
[FAILED]

Changes

 Added a Match block with the directive AuthorizedKeysFile in /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

Cause

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