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I have created new user using useradd USER, but I can't SSH to the server and login with it. I already have another account to which I can SSH easily.

Running ssh -v USER@domain.tld is returning this message after entering password:

debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,password

When trying acocunt that works I get

debug1: Authentication succeeded (password).

I know the password is correct, because once I SSH using the working account I can change user successfully.

  • What do the server logs say when you're trying the failed login? – MadHatter Jun 30 '15 at 15:05
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I had a similar issue. Turned out that /etc/ssh/sshd.conf had AllowUsers line. Resolved it by adding new user to that line and restarting SSH.

  • Great :) it was located here /etc/ssh/sshd_config and I just restarted sshd after changes and it worked. – Dexa Jun 30 '15 at 15:16
  • for me it was AllowedGroups but same cause/fix – rob Oct 11 '17 at 15:54
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I had the problem that permissions of .ssh and authorized_keys were not right. Setting 700 to .ssh and 600 to authorized_keys solved the issue.

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