Unable to start a Plesk migration using the 'root' user and a password: administrator login and/or password are not correct

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    Christopher Gibb (Edited )

    If you are migrating and the source server is using Plesk Onyx you might still not be able to do this until you update /etc/ssh/sshd_config with

    PasswordAuthentication yes

    An easy way to test if your config is going to work before you do the migration is if you ssh into your server as root e.g.

    ssh root@myserver.com

    It should ask you for the password.

    If it doesn't, it means something is still wrong with your ssh config and migration will not work using username/password method.

     

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    Alisa Kasyanova

    @Christopher Gibb

    It is not necessary to use password authentication, you may also use SSH keys (as per documentation here).
    But the overall idea of "An easy way to test if your config is going to work before you do the migration is if you ssh into your server as root" is absolutely right: if you cannot connect to the source server via SSH using any method of authentication, then something is wrong :)

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