Integrating Google Authenticator with SSH logins


With simple setup and low administrative overhead, adding Google Authentication TOTP as an authentication method for SSH provides the additional security of MFA for remote server access at a low time cost.


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The Author

Jesse Hagewood is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and an AWS Certified DevOps Professional. He has been a Linux administrator since the start of his career, beginning with managing self-hosted Linux email and web servers for local newspapers and later on administering large SaaS platforms. Currently, he is a DevOps Engineer at Ozmo, Inc. in Blacksburg, Virginia

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