Enable password login along with private key authentication – Linux

I came across a scenario where I had to enable plain password login on a Linux server which is configured for private key authentication.

File you should be looking at is:


Following options are available:

To enable/disable the password authentication, set:

>> PasswordAuthentication <yes/no>

To enable/disable the Public/private key authentication, set”:

>> PubkeyAuthentication <yes/no>

For any changes to this file to be active, restart the sshd service with below command:

>> sudo service sshd restart


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