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Error: Received exit code 1 while establishing SFTP session

Posted June 25, 2021 617 views
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After resetting password at Access > Reset root password, I can’t seems to enter my VPS. this error pops:
Error: Received exit code 1 while establishing SFTP session

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Hi there,

It sounds like that you might have to enable password authentication for your SSH service.

To do so, first, access your server via the DigitalOcean Web Console. Then edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config using your preferred text editor, like nano orvim. Find the line that readsPasswordAuthentication noline and change it toPasswordAuthentication yes`, then save and exit the file. Finally restart the SSH service:

systemctl restart ssh

For more information you can do that by following the steps here:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/resources/lost-ssh-key/#enable-password-authentication

Regards,
Bobby