[Solved] Permission denied (publickey,password) with correct password
First I simply checked that I was able to log in via the console interface on the website of the VPS provided. I was.
On the web, I found some discussions about updating
Yes from the default
prohibit-password (without forgetting to reload the configuration afterwards.) I did so after checking the manpage and a document on the official website of OpenSSH1. Still, permission denied.
I also tried printing verbose i.e. running
$ ssh-copy-id -vvv root@redacted_ip_address. There seemed to be nothing wrong on that end.
Then I found a message of someone suggesting to check
auth.log (located in
/var/log) to see what can be learnt from the server side. I looked. All I saw was
Failed password for root from redacted_ip_address port redacted_port ssh2.
But my password was correct.
I had read on another blog post about some issue in decrypting passwords or so. I was using a passphrase, with spaces. I updated to a password, without space. That solved my issue. I don’t know if spaces were the issue though.
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> What's the book about?
About technologies and epistemology.
Meaning, technologies can foster agency. No doubt. But I am also asking:
Can technologies make us blind?
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