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  1. #1
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    Nov 2013

    User Account Server Provided by SSH

    Hi, not sure if this is possible, but for a college project I'm trying to set up a linux based user account server.

    I basically want to create accounts on a host machine and make them available on an OpenSSH server for clients to login as.

    I was wondering if there was a way to have client machines automatically attempt logon using ssh, so usernames from the host would be valid logon attempts.

    Is this possible? Or do users have to login to a local account before making an ssh connection?


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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Hi and welcome

    The default pam/sshd_conf/useradd config on a (probably almost any) linux machine should be enough to grant ssh access.
    aka: just create a local user with useradd, make sure that sshd is running and this user should be able to login via ssh.
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