Re: publickey/password login
From: Daniel Gerzo (danger_at_rulez.sk)
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2005 16:56:17 +0200 To: Coleman Kane <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Naskladane pomutovane bunky Coleman,
Tuesday, April 19, 2005, 12:56:06 AM, si napisal:
> On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 07:54:47AM +0200, David E. Meier wrote:
>> Hi list, just a short question:
>> Is it possible to configure sshd (SSH-1.99-OpenSSH_3.5p1 on RH 9) to limit
>> the root user to login using a publickey only while other system user
>> still can login at the password prompt?
> You could put an invalid character in root's password field (disabling password logins)
> like * or !. Then you could install public keys in .ssh/authorized_keys. Make sure
> PermitRootLogin is enabled. That is how I've done that exact thing in the past.
if he would do so, he won't be able to log in as root from local
console anymore, so this isn't the best way how to do so.
Dave: please, follow steps which were sent by others...
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