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Is it possible with ssh to allow passwords from a certain user, but deny using passwords for everybody else?

Basically I want to allow password auth for user justin but everybody else must use public keys.

PasswordAuthentication no

Seems to be global though, no way to specify by user.

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Why? If you're the administrator of the server, your account ought to be protected just as much as the rest of the users, if not more so. –  EEAA Sep 1 '11 at 22:49
This question how to disable SSH login with password for some users? has the answer you want. –  Zoredache Sep 1 '11 at 22:50
When I try and use the match syntax, Match User justin PasswordAuthentication yes I am getting Bad configuration option: Match when I restart sshd. –  Justin Sep 1 '11 at 22:57
Wow, how old is your SSH? –  womble Sep 1 '11 at 23:01
CentOS 5.6, looks to be: OpenSSH_4.3p2, OpenSSL 0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 01 Jul 2008. There inst an update in yum. –  Justin Sep 1 '11 at 23:06

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Look at the sshd_config man page, and look at the section for the Match directive.

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