Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fixing ssh's "Connection closed" Error

I am unable to ssh as newly added user (hg aka "Mercurial User") ...

$ ssh hg@mini
Connection closed by <IP_ADDRESS_HERE>

I notice the following message in the system logs:

1/29/13 11:36:59.776 PM sshd[362]: fatal: Access denied for user hg by PAM account configuration [preauth]

I simply had to add the Mercurial User to the Remote Logins list for mini:

Now, I can ssh fine ***

$ ssh hg@mini
mini:~ hg$

*** Assumes the public key from the work computer has been added to the authorized_keys file of mini

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