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Re: Cygwin SSHD Password different from Windows Password ? Possible?

I believe sshd will not allow login without both a password and home
directory.  The second requirement means you must start a login shell as
a given user to create their home directory.  This is a way of
controlling which accounts can login remotely.

Cygwin/Windows doesn't directly support su as UNIXies do.  Normally you
wouldn't allow direct remote login as an administrator/root, you'd force
login as an ordinary user and then su.  In this case, you don't have
that option, atleast not easily, perhaps use of a dedicated remote
account with a password would be appropriate, otherwise just use the
password on the administrator account for both.

I'm not sure if this would work with Cygwin's sshd, but I believe you
can disable password login and use public/private keys to authenticate. 
If their is no password, I am not sure if sshd will allow login based on
key authentication.


On Wed, 4 Jan 2006 19:43:14 +0100 (CET), "Ordinary Olson"
<> said:
> I have Windows XP set up with just a single account
> i.e. an Admin account with no admin password. I have
> installed cygwin in this account. 
>             Is it possible that this cygwin sshd
> server runs with a password i.e. I want to maintain
> the Windows XP without a password, while the cygwin
> sshd server should have a password (for anyone trying
> to connect to it.)
> I tried setting the cygwin password, and after that it
> seemed that my windows account also required the
> password to log in. 
> I have tried searching this topic online ? but I don?t
> think I get anything. 
> Thank you for taking your time to respond to this. 
> Regards,
> O.O. 
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