Can't connect with ssh - my first time connecting to preexisting site
When I follow the instructions for connecting over ssh, it fails with "Permission denied (publickey)" rather than offering me the opportunity to put in a password (since, obviously, I haven't uploaded my public key yet).
- I tracked down the Linode table at DrupalCon, and the tech there told me to use Lish. I had already put my public key in the Lish settings and confirmed it was set to allow both password and public key, so I thought this would be easy. However:
- When I attempt Lish through the Ajax Console, I get "Invalid Session. Session closed."
- I felt the closest to success with Lish terminal access. When I use the Lish via SSH command at the bottom of my remote access screen (ssh -t MY_USER_NAME@lish-dallas.linode.com linodeMYLINODENUMBER), I can indeed connect, but then I get a "localhost login" prompt, and I can't come up with a syntax to enter my username and password that satisfies this, and I get "login incorrect" every time. This isn't covered in the documentation, which just instructs "log in with your username and password."
What's the correct procedure once I get connected with terminal, or what can I do differently elsewhere to get this to work? Thanks in advance for any help.
If you don't have a password for any user on the system, you either need to ask the person who set up the system, or you need to reset the root password:
I followed the steps listed by Akerl and reset my root password but I am still getting the same issue.
How can I get my password to work? I have tried both "root" and my "username" and all I keep getting is the invalid login response.
How can I fix this.