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You can disable the public key authentication and allow password authentication (you have received your password in the server installation finished e-mail)

  1. Log into SSH
  2. Edit the file with your favorite editor: /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  3. Lookup the variable: PasswordAuthentication and change 'no' to 'yes'
  4. Save and close the file
  5. Run this command: service sshd reload

Now you will be able to SSH into your server without public keys.

25 June 2019 (last updated 4 years ago)


Written by Dennis

Dennis brings over 6 years of hands-on experience in server management, specializing in optimizing web services for scalability and security.

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