You attempt to access a remote Linux machine and receive the following error after logon attempt with correct username/password combination. This indicates that the machine is not accepting password authentication as an access method. To resolve this issue, perform the following change to sshd_config file as follows:
login as: root
Steps to resolve this issue:
- Logon directly to Linux console as the root user.
- Change directory to /etc/ssh
[root@oel1 ~]# cd /etc/ssh
- Open the file sshd_config
[root@oel1 ssh]# vi sshd_config
- Change the line <PasswordAuthentication no> to read <PasswordAuthentication yes>
- Stop the sshd service
[root@oel1 ssh]# service sshd stop
Stopping sshd: [ OK ]
- Start the sshd service
[root@oel1 ssh]# service sshd start
Starting sshd: [ OK ]
- Attempt to connect with username / password combination.
[root@oel1 ssh]# ssh 192.168.1.220
The authenticity of host ‘192.168.1.220 (192.168.1.220)’ can’t be established.
RSA key fingerprint is 74:e4:db:67:e9:7e:81:6f:dc:16:1d:06:25:7e:20:ae.
Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes
Warning: Permanently added ‘192.168.1.220’ (RSA) to the list of known hosts.
Last login: Thu Oct 3 11:09:46 2013 from 192.168.1.78
You have successfully logon with username and password.