Tutorial Category

SSH

  1. How To Lock And Unlock A System User Account

    Disabling shell access doesn't fully lock a user out of a server. They can still login via ftp/pop/imap/smtp servers if they are running on the local server and are checking local user authentication. Below you will find instructions on how to fully lock a system users account. In this example we will lock the system user peterhope /bin/passwd -l  In this example we will unlock the system user peterhope /bin/passwd -u peterhope ...
  2. How To Configure SSH Key-Based Authentication On A FreeBSD Server

    Introduction to SSH Key Based Authentication This tutorial is part 3 of 7 in the series: Getting Started with FreeBSD. In general SSH, or secure shell, is a network protocol that provides a secure, encrypted way to communicate with and administer your servers. As SSH is the most common way of working with a FreeBSD server, you will want to familiarize yourself with the different ways that you can authenticate and log in to your server. While there are several ways of...