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ssh2_auth_pubkey_file> <ssh2_auth_none
[edit] Last updated: Sat, 12 May 2012

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ssh2_auth_password

(PECL ssh2 >= 0.9.0)

ssh2_auth_passwordAuthenticate over SSH using a plain password

Description

bool ssh2_auth_password ( resource $session , string $username , string $password )

Authenticate over SSH using a plain password

Parameters

session

An SSH connection link identifier, obtained from a call to ssh2_connect().

username

Remote user name.

password

Password for username

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.

Examples

Example #1 Authenticating with a password

<?php
$connection 
ssh2_connect('shell.example.com'22);

if (
ssh2_auth_password($connection'username''secret')) {
  echo 
"Authentication Successful!\n";
} else {
  die(
'Authentication Failed...');
}
?>



ssh2_auth_pubkey_file> <ssh2_auth_none
[edit] Last updated: Sat, 12 May 2012
 
add a note add a note User Contributed Notes ssh2_auth_password
Abhishek Gupta (a dot guptagoa at gmail dot com) 17-Apr-2012 11:43
PECL SSH2 fork. ssh2_auth_password now supports keyboard_interactive method.

Use the following source:-
https://sourceforge.net/projects/phpssh2lib/

compilation method remains same
phpize
./configure --with-ssh2
make
make install
webdr at sonic dot net 17-Nov-2011 03:47
Looking for keyboard-interactive method support?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/phpseclib/
ammarmar at wp dot pl 14-Mar-2008 03:31
This function will only work if SSH server has 'password' authentication method enabled.

It won't work if only 'keyboard-interactive' is enabled (is there a way to override this in PHP?).

To check what methods of authentication are alowed, use ssh2_auth_none.
wally at soggysoftware dot co dot uk 11-Apr-2007 03:09
This function is useful for authenticating website clients against local (or remote) Unix users.

I'd played around with Apache+PAM, various mod_auths and homebrewed shell programs and even NIS, but to authenticate a user against a Unix shadow file fundamentally requires root priviledges, so either your PHP script needs root or an external program needs it's sticky bit set.  Both of these have *serious* security implications.

Using SSH, the overhead is obviously going to be greater but you're trusting a root service that's been (and continues to be) really well tested.  Just try authing with SSH against localhost (or another host if you want).
noels01 at gmx dot net 29-Aug-2005 05:56
Do not try to authenticate or log in more than once on a ssh2 connection. It won't work. You'll need a new connection via ssh2_connect() which will result in a poor performance if you're doing several connects to the same server.
05-Jun-2005 07:49
The sshd you are trying to connect to requires PasswordAuthentication yes in its sshd_config file.

Most normal SSH features work with this off, but this requires it on. Note, this defaults to off in FreeBSD 5.x

 
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