Why does SSH prompt for 2 passwords?
neitzel at softmediatec.de
Fri Apr 18 01:19:46 PDT 2003
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Joe Lewis <joe at relia.net> wrote:
> Every time I SSH to a FreeBSD machine from a unix prompt, I get
> prompted for a password twice. The first time, that password NEVER
> works. Sometimes it is automatically entered as nothing, and a
> Response line is printed. For example :
Hmm - I think you generated a key-pair for SSH that is password
protected. So when you starts up ssh, it looks for your private keys,
sees, that it needs a password to use them and asks you for that
password. When you didn't give the right password for the key or the
key alone is not allowed to do an authorisation, then the password
authorisation on the machine is used.
Please see the documentation of ssh for more details.
With kind regards,
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