FreeSSHD SSH Login “Access Denied”…

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I have installed FreeSSHD recently onto my desktop computer, I think its cool to have an SSH server that allows me to run commands remotely just like in Linux. Even if it is stupid MSDOS (I would much prefer an actual emulation of the Linux command line Sad smile).

I quickly hit a problem however, it didn't matter what I did, I could not login to the SSH Server, it would ask for my Username and Password and then tell me “Access denied”.

I found the solution, in the FreeSSHD settings go to “Authentication”, make sure “Password authentication” is set to “Required”. And set “Public key authentication” to “Disabled”.

It works fine for me now Smile

Author: Dean Williams

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  • Sean

    Deano

    Did you setup freesshd with NT authentication or password stored as SHA1 hash?

    I have tried both and can NOT login. I keep getting "access denied".

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  • I used NT Authentication, check that you are forwarding ports correctly and if you are still stuck just email me a screenshot of your settings.