openssh (sshd) password authentication not working

Carson Hewitt haloris-ports at
Sun Mar 14 15:29:05 PDT 2010

On 10/03/10 10:35, Rainer Müller wrote:
> On 2009-12-31 01:25 , Alan wrote:
>> Port 2222
>> Protocol 2
>> PasswordAuthentication yes
>> PermitEmptyPasswords no
>> KerberosAuthentication no
>> UsePAM no
>          ^^
> I am quite sure you need PAM to authenticate against OpenDirectory,
> which is the default on Mac OS X.
Thanks. With UsePAM set to yes, password authentication is back. This
happened after the openssh upgrade to 5.4p1

However, public key authentication stopped working -- ssh does not ask
for the passphrase and falls back on the next available method.
Permissions on ~/.ssh and authorized_keys seem to be fine.

> Rainer

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