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Setting Up Password Authentication

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To enable password authentication, set the AllowedAuthentications parameter in the SSH client host and server host configuration files to password. No additional parameters are required. Password authentication is the default.

Setting Up Password Authentication on the Client

Set the value of the AllowedAuthentications keyword to include the word password. For example:

AllowedAuthentications password

Setting Up Password Authentication on the Server

Set the following configuration parameters:

  1. Specify the value of the AllowedAuthentications keyword as password, or omit the line. For example:

    AllowedAuthentications password

  2. Specify the number of password attempts allowed by assigning a numeric value to the PasswordGuesses keyword in this configuration file. For example:

    PasswordGuesses 4

    The default is 3 password attempts.