AWS Password Login – Configuration

AWS Password Login – Configuration

Enable a password login instead of pem file when logging into EC2 Instance using SSH

Procedure to Enable the password login

Step 1) First login into ec2 instance with pem file, then switch to root user.
ssh -i “mithuntechnologies.pem”

sudo su – (OR) sudo -i

Step 2) Set a password for ec2-user as follows.

passwd ec2-user

Step 3) Update the PasswordAuthentication parameter in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file as follows.

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

PasswordAuthentication yes

Step 4) Restart the sshd service as follows.

service sshd restart

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