authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

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chribonn
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Joined: 01.05.2008

What is the purpose of these two files? Or rather are they both needed?

 Thanks,

Al

tk
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Older versions of openssh has differentiated files for authorized keys by version (authorizzed_keys for the version 1, authorized_keys2 for the version 2).

You can simply ignore authorized_keys2 as the newer openssh version use authorized_keys only.