Public key login locked out - linode emergency access

Hello, thinking about setting up a public key to login to my linodes.

I am concerned that if I turn off "username logins" and I have a problem that I won't be able to get back into the system and will be locked out.

Does linode provide some backend way to access the server in case "username logins" is turned off?

Maybe that lish console? I am not sure what that does.

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You're exactly right - the Lish console provides this type of access. You would be asked for your Linode's username and password; from there, you can change your configurations as needed to regain access via SSH. We have complete instructions for the Lish console available here.


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