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Connect to SSH configured server without SSH Key

I have my server set up to connect via SSH on my laptop. Is there a way to set up the same server so it can be accessed with a non-SSH password in case I want to get in from a different computer?

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Use your root or user password. If you aren’t able to use password edit /etc/ssh/sshd.conf file to allow password authentication.


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Hello,

Yes indeed as Amiy mentioned you need to enable SSH password authentication

To do that must login to your server and edit this file:

sudo /etc/ssh/sshd_config

The find this line:

PasswordAuthentication no

And update it to:

PasswordAuthentication yes

After that, you have to restart the SSH service. You can use this command

sudo systemctl restart ssh

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby