Allow User Access without Certificates (Password only)

AWS systems allow by default access with a certificate only. This is a security measure.

Administrators who decide to lower the security standards by allowing ssh access through user/password credentials on SUSE SLES have to execute the following commands:

  • Edit the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file.
    • Change the entry "PasswordAuthentication no" to  "PasswordAuthentication yes"
    • Save the changes
  • Restart the sshd daemon with the command
    • $ service sshd restart