Michael Bevilacqua on 10 Jun 2009 18:00:14 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Pros and cons of key-pair based vs password based SSH...

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 8:42 PM, Richard Freeman <r-plug@thefreemanclan.net> wrote:
Allowing password logins does not prevent you from also logging in with
a key.

And this is a great point Richard has made. You *can* authenticate with both keys and passwords, not just one or the other. Just in case you were assuming that.

By default, keys and passwords work together. SSHD checks for a key first before falling back to password authentication. So, if your key fails, or if you have no key, you can still handshake with a password.

Thanks Richard for bringing some clarity to the table.

Michael D. Bevilacqua
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