How to fix SSH dropping after a password change

by | Feb 13, 2015 | Red Hat IDM

When using IPA for managing user authentication you can come across this issue of SSH dropping just after a password change. It can be resolved by changing options in /etc/ssh/sshd_config. You need to be ROOT to make this change and restart SSHD service to take effect.

Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change PasswordAuthentication to “NO” and ChallengeResponseAuthentication to “YES”

# vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

 sshd config screen

And then make sure you restart sshd service and logoff and log in back for the changes tio take effect.

# service sshd restart

That’s it all done and you are ready to roll.

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