linux user cannot ssh

Posted on 2009-02-14
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
i have created a user and add to root level
but cannot ssh
using CentOS
how to fix this?
Question by:ammadeyy2020

Expert Comment

ID: 23643691
you may need to disable the centos firewall
also you may need to specifically enable SSH for the root user
try adding another user account - if i am correct the root
user account is retricted from access the console via ssh until you enable it.

I am not a linux person....

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Expert Comment

ID: 23643703
what do you mean by "and add to root level"? Normal users can login via ssh?
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Expert Comment

ID: 23643705
Posibly the firewall port is not open if trying from outside the LAN.
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Author Comment

ID: 23643706
i have all root users
all users can login via ssh
i created one new user, that user cannot login via ssh
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omarfarid earned 2000 total points
ID: 23643712
when you say all root users , do you mean all have user id 0?

It is better to use sudo:


What error message this user get when he fails to login? It could be a wrong password or that his home dir is not created?
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Expert Comment

ID: 23643740
If you are using ssh client in Linux, can you post the output of ssh using the command:

$ ssh -vvv username@hostname

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If you are using ssh client in Linux, can you post the output of ssh using the command:

$ ssh -vvv username@hostname


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