Possible to use ONLY private key for SSH access? disable password authentication?


I’d like to disable the option to use a password for SSH and SFTP access. I know this can be done on a box you have complete access to in the sshd config, but I am not sure if it is possible on dreamhost.

I already login with a key, but I’d like to just disable passwords altogether. I am not sure if this is possible. Anyone tried or researched it?


There’s no explicit option for this at the moment, but you can just change the password (either through the panel or via SSH) and not write it down.

If you really want the password to be unavailable entirely, there’s currently no way to do that from the panel. It’s possible from our management console, though — send me an email with the username and I’ll make it happen.