SSH Authentication Options in sshd_config
The /etc/ssh/sshd_config file has an entry called AuthenticationMethods.
Typically you would enter either:
AuthenticationMethods "password" or AuthenticationMethods "publickey"
to indicate which authentication method should be required. You can also enter:
AuthenticationMethods "password" "publickey"
to indicate that either authentication method should be required. You can also enter:
to indicate that both authentication methods should be required.
- If a server requires both publickey and password, then call AuthenticatePwPk.
- If a server accepts only password authentication, then call AuthenticatePw.
- If a server accepts only publickey authentication, then call AuthenticatePk.
- If the server allows either publickey OR password authentication, then any of AuthenticatePw, AuthenticatePk, or AuthenticatePwPk may be called.