I am trying to create new users using
useradd command using root credentials it is getting created properly but when I log in with the newly created user with its credentials using a PuTTY Console, I am able to enter the username but when I give the password, it hangs there for a long time until the PuTTY window session timeout happens and the window is closed. However when I use root credentials, it quickly enters the session.
I tried checking the
AllowUsers under file
/etc/ssh/sshd_config but I didn't find any matching entry, so, I manually tried adding
AllowUsers temipuser where
temipuser is the username I created. Post making this change from another PuTTY Console I again tried entering this username but it is again the same. I am totally clueless why is this happening.
Another thing is, if I add any user, say just
temipuser, to the
AllowUsers entry in the
sshd_config file, will the root user still have access or will it not get access? I don't want to screw the things here. I understand
AllowUsers lets only the specified users and denies others.