We have some generic Ids for working on the Linux boxes. Recently we decided that the generic account will be locked out for logins and people will get individual IDs (which is always the best choice, so far auditing is concerned). The issue is, I am not able to figure out will this also ensure that scp connections which use this generic ID - will start to fail? Even though a trust relationship exist between source and destination servers, authentication and authorization is needed (As far as I think).
Can someone help me in figuring this out as to will scp connections be affected? And if they will, what alternatives I have to ensure that even though no one can login through that generic ID on the box, scp connections can be made.