I want to access my server via terminal like this:

ssh [email protected]
Password: (enters password)

I have access to cpanel for this server. There is a section called "SSH access" where I can create public/private keys. I don't know how to use them really and I don't want them currently. I just want to specify my password all the time.

But I don't see such a config option anywhere.. Where do I look? Can I do this with cpanel only or I need some extra access to this server?

If I try to ssh now, server responds like this:

Permission denied (publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic).
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    You'll need to contact the service provider.
    – jscott
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 10:59

1 Answer 1


Change PasswordAuthentication no to PasswordAuthentication yes in /etc/ssh/sshd_config and restart sshd.

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