Re: Disable password authentication

From: Darren Dunham (
Date: 02/23/05

Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 00:06:07 GMT

Gyruss <> wrote:
> Dear all,

> Does openssh permit you to disable password authentication on a user-by-user
> basis or does it only support the system-wide setting in sshd_config,
> PasswordAuthentication (yes / no).

That would be "server-wide". You could run two servers (on different
ports) with different settings. The servers could explicitly allow or
deny particular users, such that a user would only have access to the
system via ssh and a non-password method.

Of course, most folks will only expect the server on port 22, and it's
difficult to send any useful message like: this isn't your server, go
try the one on port 2222.

Darren Dunham                                 
Senior Technical Consultant         TAOS  
Got some Dr Pepper?                           San Francisco, CA bay area
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