• SFTP connection being rejected?

    From allen@bluechipvacations.com@1:0/0 to All on Wed Mar 5 11:10:49 2014
    I've been trying to set up an SFTP user on our server but authentication always fails.

    /etc/passwd shows user sunrisetest and we're typing the password in correctly but we're getting a authentication response in filezilla when trying to connect;

    Error: Authentication failed.
    Error: Critical error
    Error: Could not connect to server

    When running tail -20 /var/log/auth.log we get the following result;

    pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=***.***.***.***.static.swisp.co.uk user=sunrisetest
    Failed password for sunrisetest from ***.***.***.*** port 65042 ssh2

    I'm able to su as sunrisetest when logged in as root but not login directly as sunrisetest. Would anyone be able to shed some light on what I'm doing wrong here?

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  • From William Unruh@110:110/2002 to All on Wed Mar 5 17:23:35 2014
    On 2014-03-05, allen@bluechipvacations.com <allen@bluechipvacations.com> wrote:
    I've been trying to set up an SFTP user on our server but authentication
    always fails.

    /etc/passwd shows user sunrisetest and we're typing the password in
    correctly but we're getting a authentication response in filezilla when trying to connect;

    Error: Authentication failed.
    Error: Critical error
    Error: Could not connect to server

    When running tail -20 /var/log/auth.log we get the following result;

    pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh
    ruser= rhost=***.***.***.***.static.swisp.co.uk user=sunrisetest
    Failed password for sunrisetest from ***.***.***.*** port 65042 ssh2

    I'm able to su as sunrisetest when logged in as root but not login directly
    as sunrisetest. Would anyone be able to shed some light on what I'm doing wrong here?

    You probably forgot the password.
    You can neither login through filezilla nor if you su to that user. That indicates a bad password.



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