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SSH User can't log in.

Posted on 2008-06-10
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I created a new user for someone to log in with but the account can't never log in.  I changed the sshd_config, I gave it a password, he is in the passwd file.  I can see him in webmin and account is enabled, tried adding to a group and still can't log in.

Running Solaris 8 2/02 Sparc.

Every time I try to log in through ssh I get access denied.
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Question by:jremy9
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by:albuitra
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Maybe the ssh daemon doesn't allow password authentication
check in sshd.config for password_authentication
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by:jremy9
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it is set to yes

# To disable tunneled clear text passwords, change to no here!
PasswordAuthentication yes
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albuitra earned 315 total points
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do you assign a valid shell ?
could you look for errors in /var/adm/messages or /var/log/messages ?
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by:Pepino125
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also check his/her ip in the etc/hosts.allow and etc/host.deny
another test is to have him try to connect with the -vvv option. you can also have the sshd with the -vvv option for further troubleshooing in case the etc/host.allow or etc/host.deny dont work.
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by:jremy9
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none of these work and the person is already in the allowusers.  I still am getting access denied and am not seeing anything new in the messages log about it.
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by:jremy9
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so we have may have overlooked the obvious of restartinig the daemon but that was the solutions.  so i think i will pick this as the answer.  points 0.
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by:albuitra
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Hi,

IMHO, the points have to be assigned to someone who try to colaborate
Pepino125 and me give some solutions, but we can't do the obvius
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by:unix-issues
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Check shell the /etc/passwd file.

grep user /etc/passwd

it seems like noshell,

change it in /etc/passwd file

it ll work.
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