My gitolite installation start to ask for password suddendly, I checked the
/var/log/secure file and found this.
sshd: User git not allowed because account is locked sshd: input_userauth_request: invalid user git
After a quick search i've read that the solution is
sudo passwd -u git
But this gaves this answer:
Unlocking password for user git. passwd: Warning: unlocked password would be empty. passwd: Unsafe operation (use -f to force)
I used -f to check and yes, it fixed the issue. But is there a security downside of doing this? I dont want this account to have a password, only use keys authentification.