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Disable SSH password authentication?

L1 Bithead

After I have loaded public keys for administrators on my PA Devices, is there a way to disable SSH password based authentication?

Thanks!

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L5 Sessionator

For  a  defined  Administrators  (Default admin excluded), you can check the option "Use only client certificate authentication (Web)"  along with :Use Public Key Authentication (SSH)" this will virtually* disable the password based auth for ssh , but you would have to  configure Cert-Based auth for WebUI logins :

virtually*= Password would still be prompted  for admin if private key is not used during logins.

I appreciate the response- however, I would still prefer to be able to disable password based auth entirely through SSH.  I'll submit this as a feature request.

Thanks-

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