I have an account i SSH into. How do i switch to using a plain old password to login rather than my public/private key pair?
If you want to do this temporarily, you could connect to the server with
ssh -o 'PubkeyAuthentication no' server. If you want to do this permanently, on the server you could remove your public key from ~/.ssh/authorized_keys or on your computer you could add the following to ~/.ssh/config
if you know the password it should be a matter of supplying the password... if you dont know it and have access to the system, simply reset it by running
to force it to use password login, you will have to remove your private key file from its currently location (linux/mac) or disable it in your ssh client
you also need to check that password auth is enabled in your ssh config
however i also echo the other comments, switching from key auth to password is NOT recommended as you are effectively lowering your level of security, i would be asking why you are making this kind of switch