How to force OpenSSH client to use password based authentication only?

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  • How to use only password based authentication mechanism for OpenSSH client?
  • How to override default authentication mechanism for OpenSSH client, defined in /etc/ssh/ssh_config or user's ~/.ssh/config configuration file?
  • OpenSSH server is supporting password based authentication but OpenSSH client is not able to do the same


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7

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