Subject: Re: user without password?
To: pancake <email@example.com>
From: Eric Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/18/2006 10:06:54
Although that works, it's probably not a particularly good idea, as anyone
could then logon to that account via ssh.
Since you're using ssh, you'd probably be better off using an
Edit sshd_config and set PubkeyAuthentication to 'yes'.
Generate a key for the user on his home system:
/usr/bin/ssh-keygen -t rsa -f ~USERNAME/.ssh/id_rsa -N ''
/usr/bin/ssh-keygen -t dsa -f ~USERNAME/.ssh/id_dsa -N ''
Copy the id_*.pub files to the users home directory on the server and add
them to ~USERNAME/.ssh/authorized_keys2 file.
On both machines, double check that all ~USERNAME/.ssh/* files are owned
by the user and have permissions of 600.
User should now be able to logon to server via ssh from thier home system
without being prompted for a password.
/\---/\ Eric J Fox
/ o o \ Small Business Computer Support
\.\ /./ in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area
On Tue, 18 Apr 2006, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Apr 2006, pancake wrote:
> > Is it possible to create a user without password?
> > I've modified the master.passwd emptying the password field and
> > configured sshd properly, but seems that all the time asks for password.
> Have a look at /etc/ssh/sshd_config and the sshd_config(5) manual page
> for "PermitEmptyPasswords".
> Jeremy C. Reed
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