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ssh access to remote machine

I have set up a local Ubuntu desktop and port forwarded 22 so I can ssh access it from internet. Works fine. From other ip addresses ssh user@ip returns user@ip’s password: and I can log in From Ubuntu droplet terminal ssh user@ip returns Permission denied (publickey,password)

How do I configure droplet Ubuntu to allow desktop log in?

FYI I access droplet Ubuntu using ssh key pairs

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Hi there @jeffki,

You can enable password authentication by following the steps here:

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

If you are still unable to login, I would recommend adding the -v flag to your SSH command to get some debug information:

  1. ssh -vvv user@ip_address

Regards, Bobby