Re: Per-user public key/password selection possible?
From: RaphaŽl Marichez (raphael.marichez_at_polytechnique.org)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 09:46:16 +0100
> On a HP-UX 11 system we have an account that was created by a script, with
> a locked account - i.e. a "*" in /etc/password
> to prevent logging in to this account with password authentication. Could
> it still be possible to log in with ssh using pubkey authentication?
it works on linux, it may work on your system. I suppose your system is not
Be sure that your user has a valid shell in /etc/passwd
If you're using /etc/shadow, you may have a "x" in /etc/passwd (like every
regular user) and something like a "*" or "!" in /etc/shadow (not sure this
is necessary, but it works for me)
e.g., to have an user nammed "save", used in automatique backup replication
-- RaphaŽl Marichez email@example.com
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