I have an UBUNTU 14.04 LTS VM that I was able to ssh into using normal SSH user with a password. After I rebooted the password is not being accepted. This is the only plain user account on the system.
I have tried using GCP SSH, both from the command line and using the GCP web as well as the serial console with no luck.
This VM was migrated from an Azure platform and does not have the GCP daemon on it (or it doesn't work) but it has always had plain SSH login just fine until now.
This is the tail of the ssh -v for the method that has always worked before.
debug1: Next authentication method: password email@example.com's password: debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password Permission denied, please try again.
I added my public key directly to the GCP VM instance hoping that would get me in using my google user account (like on most of the the other VMs I created via GCP) but that does not work either.
-- The VM serial console output may provide details to aid in troubleshooting connection problems.
Serial console ONLY shows activity from the last plain login attempt, so I suspect GCP daemon is not running on the instance at all.
Is there some method to create a alternative login or some other options anyone can suggest?