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It is possible to connect to Google linux VM using public and private key - however, is it possible to connect to the VM using username and password only. There is such a solution for linux VM on azure platform - is there anything similar on google cloud platform. Thanks.

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I'm not familiar with the Google cloud, but if you have root access you can do anything you like.. It is simply to configure the ssh daemon to your wishes...

https://askubuntu.com/questions/101670/how-can-i-allow-ssh-password-authentication-from-only-certain-ip-addresses

TL;DR Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config so it contains PasswordAuthentication yes and restart the ssh daemon.

The question is rather should you allow username and passwords? It is much more insecure.

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