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How to enable password authentication on server(Digital Ocean)

Posted May 4, 2021 56 views
Initial Server Setup

I am trying to install server on runcloud through runcloud agent But he unable to make ssh into my server. It seems that the password authentication is not enabled on the server.

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Hi there,

In order to enable password authentication you need to edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file:

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Then find the PasswordAuthentication and set it to yes:

PasswordAuthentication yes

After that restart the SSH service:

sudo systemctl restart sshd

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby

Hello @rumer878

In order to enable Password level authentication, you can follow these steps.

  1. Type sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  2. Change PasswordAuthentication from “no” to “yes” and save the file
  3. Open a terminal on your computer and type ssh username@[hostname or IP address] or if on a Windows box use PuTTY for password login making sure authentication parameters aren’t pointing to a private key
  4. Login with a password
  5. Type sudo nano ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
  6. Paste public key text here and save the file
  7. Type sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  8. Change PasswordAuthentication from “yes” to “no” and save the file
  9. Restart the ssh service: sudo systemctl restart sshd

Regards,
Alex