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I am using SSH Tectia 6 in RHEL 5.1 Linux box.In that, I can't login direct root from my client.The authentication method Which we used in ssh-server-config.xml file is below

<--Root user only able to login Public key authentication-->

We would like to change Public key authentication to Password based authentication for ROOT user. Please provide valid configuration setup for password based authentication.

Thanks Dhiva

asked Mar 24 '10 at 12:56

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edited Mar 24 '10 at 17:09

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Ville Laurikari

The XML snippet you give looks like a comment (although it's missing the "!" from the opening tag). It does nothing. Can you include the entire configuration in your question?

(Mar 24 '10 at 17:10) Ville Laurikari Ville%20Laurikari's gravatar image

Something like this in the authentication-methods section should allow root to login with password only, and other users with public keys or passwords:

  <!-- Root can login using a password. -->
      <user-privileged />
    <auth-password />
    <auth-keyboard-interactive />

  <!-- Others can login using a password or public key. -->
    <auth-publickey />
    <auth-password />
    <auth-keyboard-interactive />


Not 100% sure if this is what you needed. Note that the above is not a full configuration file, you must replace your existing authentication-methods section with this.


answered Mar 24 '10 at 13:18

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Ville Laurikari

edited Mar 24 '10 at 17:14

Hi Ville,

Thanks for the config. I have tried this too but it's not working.Please find below the message logged in /var/log/secure

pam_unix2[24614]: pam_unix2: session started for user root, service crond

After I typed "root" in login prompt, the session is vanished.

Thanks, Dhiva


answered Mar 24 '10 at 13:31

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Dhiva 1

The log message you give is not from Tectia Server, so it's of no help in debugging this issue. All syslog messages from Tectia Server begin with the string "ssh-server-g3".

(Mar 24 '10 at 17:12) Ville Laurikari Ville%20Laurikari's gravatar image
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