On Mon, Apr 18, 2005 at 07:54:47AM +0200, David E. Meier wrote:
> Hi list, just a short question:
>
> Is it possible to configure sshd (SSH-1.99-OpenSSH_3.5p1 on RH 9) to limit
> the root user to login using a publickey only while other system user
> still can login at the password prompt?
>
> Dave
>
>
>


You could put an invalid character in root's password field (disabling password logins)
like * or !. Then you could install public keys in .ssh/authorized_keys. Make sure
PermitRootLogin is enabled. That is how I've done that exact thing in the past.

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coleman