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How to stop SSH from falling back to password?

A script regularly initiates an SSH connection from one server to another, using SSH keys. However, once, the keys were briefly overwritten. This caused the SSH client to fall back to asking for a ...
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Two-Factor Authentication - SSH using Keys & Local Account Password

Is it possible and feasible to setup a linux box to first require a valid key file before prompting for the user's local account credentials? Our setup is that we have to open ssh on a machine to the ...
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SSH keys management system

I'm looking to switch from password based (which I starting to become overwhelmed with) to SSH keys based system. I'd like to know if there any SSH keys management system or server solution, which ...
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How do I setup sshd on Mac OS X to only allow key-based authentication?

I have a Mac OS X machine (Mac mini running 10.5) with Remote Login enabled. I want to open the sshd port to the Internet to be able to login remotely. For security reasons I want to disable remote ...
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Enforce SSH key passwords?

I'm looking at removing password-based logins for SSH. However, I don't want to allow passwordless ssh keys, as that would be even worse. How can I make sure that only SSH keys which have passwords ...