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Enable SSH password authentication on AWS with CentOS 7

Problem: Want to login to CentOS 7 via username and password only, remove private key login.

Solution: First of all, follow this video instruction if you haven’t built the Amazon EC2 or able to connect server via private key yet.

Then inside the server terminal command line, edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Edit the line “PasswordAuthentication no” to (or if you can’t find the line, just add) “PasswordAuthentication yes

restart SSH service

systemctl restart sshd.service

Don’t forget to change the password for user. For the current user,


for root,

sudo passwd
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