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Cannot log in to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS server after enabling root login for SSH via PermitRootLogin

When trying to log in as root (with public key) to an Ubuntu 14.04 LTS box, the OpenSSH server will just say Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key! I have enabled root login by ...
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Disable interactive login on tty in Centos/Fedora and/or Ubuntu (Press <Enter> to login)

I am aware of the potential security implications of doing this - that's not a concern at the moment. It's for a simple proof of concept where access to the console (via VNC) is locked down and on ...
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denyhosts ignoring /etc/hosts.allow

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 (not LTS, I know...). I have denyhosts installed. I have /etc/hosts.deny and /etc/hosts.allow. I've added 2 IPs to hosts.allow (home + work). However, whenever I sign in from ...
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How does a hosting company change a file on a vserver without logging in?

In my virtual server, ssh is not on port 22, I don't allow login with passwords, and I don't allow root logins. Recently, the server was not responding. My hosting company told me that my Apache ...
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597 views

How to configure the login message in Ubuntu?

Each time I SSH into my AWS Ubuntu servers I see a system information message, showing load, memory usage and packages available to install, like this: Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux ...
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Disable Password Authentication for Remote Users Only

I've read how it is possible to disable password authentication on an Ubuntu server. However, is it possible to disable this for remote users only? I'm afraid that, if I enable this both locally and ...
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Can't login into ubuntu 12.04 computer before login timesout

I have an ubuntu 12.04 server. My password is long and before I can fully enter the password, the login timesout. I can't get into the box to change this timeout time. Is there anything else I can do? ...
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460 views

Ubuntu server closing connection after successful login

I am unable to logon to my Ubuntu (12.04 LTS) server via WinSCP or sftp. There was previously a permission problem for ssh_host_* files in /etc/ssh. This was after I tried chmod -R from another ...
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Running a shell script for certain user who logs in with SSH

First time here and posting just because I can't seem to find the answer to this, or whether is this even possible. The problem I'm having is that I want to create a script that will be run ...
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1answer
98 views

Can't login anymore via sshd

I have been working with SSH for a long time, but recently I have needed to add another user to my set up. I followed some instructions I found on the web and did the folllowing. adduser sam sudo ...
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Why do I have more users logged on than there are?

On an old GNU/Linux Ubuntu box I see something like lorenzo@metropolis:~ $ w 09:58:18 up 651 days, 19:30, 5 users, load average: 0.28, 0.30, 0.24 The problem is, I am logged on other three ...
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Locked only user account on Ubuntu 12.04. Can't login

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server on which I've locked my only account, logged out, and now I cannot log in . jiechao@ubuntu-Jiechao:~$ sudo passwd -l jiechao passwd: password expiry information ...
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Ubuntu login message not shown for non-root users

I really liked the welcome motd message that gets displayed when I logged in as root into my vps ubuntu 10.04 server. It displays statistics like uptime and systemload and packages to update. ...
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388 views

ssh login to strato vserver fails

I recently got problems login into my strato vserver with ssh. Using the mac terminal my Internet-Connection broke up for 1 second. Login in again the server throws back the following error message: ...
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How to disable ssh keys and log-in using password

I'm having a tricky situation. First I set-up a ssh access through keys and I forgot password for "keys", and then I couldn't connect. I tried to login using another computer, and I thought I would ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 can't login after fresh install

So i just installed ubuntu server 11.04 and after i rebooted i'm seeing a cli interface asking for my : Ubuntu 11.04 new-host tty1 new-host login: Password: i've tried entering the ...
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Kerberos LDAP and Ubuntu Login

I setup Kerberos and LDAP for directory management at an institution for Ubuntu OS. I got LDAP configured correctly and Kerberos. The user's home directory is in an LDAP directory. When the user ...
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Can't login into webmin [closed]

I bought VPS server and now I install webmin on it. so when I wanna login into webmin by http://88.198.196.118:10000/ it will redirect to https://static.88-198-196-118.clients.your-server.de:10000/ ...
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Su fails despite entering in the correct password

I just recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my desktop, and I only entered in one password during the install process. This password works to log into the machine, run updates etc. When I open up the ...
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595 views

disable SSH interactive login

I'd like to conditionally disable interactive logins in ubuntu in the event that a user attempts to login to an ssh shell with an invalid username. Say I have a user 'bob' on my server, but the user ...
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203 views

Problem with Codestriker. Cannot login/register or anything

Is there anyone here has installed and configured Codestriker on Ubuntu? I'm seeking some help. I've just installed Codestriker on my server Ubuntu 9.x. I've run the page: ...
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Ubuntu MySQL GUI logins with certificate/key

I will connect to MySQL on ubuntu cloud server everyday with Mysql Administrator and Mysql Query Browser GUI tools and I feel very slow in responding. I know it is possible to connect with ssh ...
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Ubuntu - Identifying a logged in user's bash session

I'm trying to delete a user logged into my ubuntu system. Let's call the user bob. I'm running sudo userdel -r bob The response I get is userdel: user bob is currently logged in So I run ps ...
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Failing to connect to server via SSH - “Server refused to allocate pty”

I have a STRATO V-PowerServer running with Ubuntu 10.10 for my stuff but lately have problems connection to the server via ssh. Basically all I have is ssh-access to the server and if necessary I can ...
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Probelm After Changing password in ubuntu

I am using ubuntu system which uses openldap for user login authentication. For changing my login password i used "$sudo passwd" and changed it. (of course the password given is same as old one). ...
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How do I log in to the ubuntu 10.04 server using grub2 from a remote computer/terminal with GUI running

I upgraded my server from ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04. It now uses the grub2 bootloader. In 8.04 from the grub log-in page I could select the option log in to server and thereby connect through SSH directly ...
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Cannot Login as any user other than Root - permission denied

Help! I'm desperate :) I can't login as any user other than root. I'm on Ubuntu 10.04. Here's command output: root@pinky:~# adduser test Adding user `test' ... Adding new group `test' (1003) ... ...
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Ubuntu: can log in as user in “admin” group, but can't sudo

I recently had to move an Ubuntu server to a new network. After I hooked it up again, I find I can no longer sudo, even though I was able to previously. Does this mean a network problem is ...
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Ubuntu login page: where to specify users list shown

Using Ubuntu 10.04.1 Desktop (Latest) After the boot process, GDM shows the graphical login screen along with a list of users that can log in. Clicking a name will ask for its password. I would like ...
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Autologin on Ubuntu Server

I have a machine running Ubuntu Server. It has only a command-line interface. How can I make the system login with a specific user automatically (I don't want to type the username/password). I know ...
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Ubuntu 10.04: unable to login after fresh install

I,ve just installed a fresh copy of Ubunutu 10.04, downloaded a couple of days ago. The installation seemed to go fine. However I can't log in: the login screen just seems to reset and asks me for my ...
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How I can find out why a user can't connect to Ubuntu Linux?

We're using SSH with public key authentication. The user can connect from one machine, but not from another machine on a different network. He was previously able to connect. When we run ssh with ...
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Disable usage of console-kit-daemon in Ubuntu

I administrate several Ubuntu 9.04 servers, and everytime I log in, I get the Landscape utility printout with server stats, etc. I really don't need this and it slows down my logins considerably. ...
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Ubuntu Login Screen Resolution is Off

I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed in VMWare 6.52. When I login to the machine, the login screen has a strange resolution problem. Here's an example screen shot of the issue: (ugh, cant get image shack ...
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What's the default username and password for an Ubuntu Live CD?

What's the username and password for an Ubuntu Live CD image? I ask cause I've recently copied the contents of an Ubuntu based live ISO (easypeasy, the ldistro for nwtbooks) onto a harddisk, but the ...
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Ubuntu linux takes longer time for incorrect passwords

When I log into my Ubuntu 8.10 box with a correct password the system figures out almost instantaneously that the password is correct and logs me in. However, if I supply an incorrect password, it ...