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I'm setting up a fresh Ubuntu netty 11.04 instance on AWS and needed Usermin to allow my "Ubuntu" user account to login. The problem is that the "ubuntu" user uses ssh keys to log into the server. I tried creating a new account with password and Usermin allowed it to login.

My question is, how can Usermin allow access to my "Ubuntu" user? Do I have to create a passwd for "ubuntu"? How would I do that? Does it affect my SSH login?

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closed as off-topic by HopelessN00b Apr 3 '15 at 13:37

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You can create a password for the user ubuntu. When you are logged in as the user, just type passwd and it will ask you twice for the (new) password.

You will still be able to log in using the key.

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does that require me to provide a password when using ssh? – Andres Jun 21 '11 at 22:47
Nothing will change for the way you log in. It gives you the opportunity to log-in with a password if you don't have your key. – Bart De Vos Jun 22 '11 at 8:36
Ok, thank you. :) – Andres Jun 23 '11 at 14:29

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