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How to configure access in operating systems (including Sledgehammer) to log in with a username and password. By default, most operating system templates are secured to not allow user/pass login authentication, requiring SSH public/private keys.


The Param access-ssh-root-mode defines the login policy for the root user. The default vaule is without-password which means the remote SSH root user must access must be performed with SSH keys (see rs_add_ssh). Possible values are:

value definition
without-password require SSH public keys for root login, no forced commands
yes allow SSH root user login with password
no do not allow SSH root user login at all
forced-commands-only only allow forced commands to run via remote login

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ssh, password authentication, access-ssh-root-mode, without-password, dr-provision, shell access

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KB Article     :  kb-00008
initial release:  Wed Jun 10 10:12:40 PDT 2020
updated release:  Wed Jun 10 10:12:40 PDT 2020