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Gents, Experiencing the following with Debian 6.0.2, which probably is the same for other openssh based installs.

I would like to have both types (sshkeys and password-based) of authentication be available.

Right now... if you have authorized_keys setup for account A, then folks are able to use ssh keys to connect, and if they dont, the method falls back to password authentication. Which is correct. However, if one tries to sftp A@host.com, then the session opens and quickly terminates.

Hope I explained this well :)


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That should just work, sounds like something ia broke. –  Zoredache Jan 25 '12 at 17:02
Some sftp clients require password authentication. Which one are you using? –  malcolmpdx Jan 25 '12 at 17:16
linux sftp... :) –  CMag Jan 25 '12 at 17:38
sshd_config: pastie.org/3251117 –  CMag Jan 25 '12 at 17:40
You do know that that is an actual program, right ? In your case, you mean the sftp subsystem executable provided by your openssh version. –  adaptr Jan 25 '12 at 17:42

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