Re: where to upload public ssh key

chris <olsen.chris@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I have created the .ssh folder on the server in home/my_name/ and have
created a nice long passphrase. I am able to login using the
passphrase, but I am still able to login with the account password. I
can not imagine this is good thing seeing as the normal account
password is much much shorter than the passphrase.

I would think that I am missing something here, but none of the books
that I have skimmed through mention anything about this.

You can set the valid authentication mechanisms in the server's
configuration file (sshd_config). The default has both password and
private key authentication enabled, but you can disable them.

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