Question

Cannot Access SSH Remotely

I have reviewed every document I could find and have not found a solution to my problem. I am attempting to access my Droplet using SSH from Windows PowerShell.

SSH is running and I can access the droplet console through the Droplet control panel on the web site. From there I can log in using SSH (as a test) with two users (root and my own).

/etc/ssh/sshd_config has

  • PasswordAuthentication yes
  • ChallengeResponseAuthentication no

I know the passwords are correct.

After my login is denied I can see the following lines in the SSH log:

  • pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=<ipaddress> user=<username>
  • Failed password for <user> from <ipaddress> port 52463 ssh2
  • Connection reset by authenticating user <user> <ipaddress> port 52463 [preauth]

Any ideas?


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Hello there,

I had a similar issue in the past and this thread came handy for me

https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-security-4/ssh-login-failed-pam_unix-authentication-failure-error-4175489975/

Regards

Hi there,

It looks like the password that you are trying to use is incorrect or possibly it contains a special character like @ which might not be interpreted by Powershell correctly.

What I could suggest is changing your password so that it does not have any special characters as a test and giving it another try.

Let me know how it goes!

Best,

Bobby