The password authentication method is the easiest to implement, as it is set up by default. Since all communication is encrypted, passwords are not available for eavesdroppers.
To enable password authentication on the client, the
authentication-methods element of the
file must contain an
<authentication-methods> ... <auth-password /> </authentication-methods>
Other authentication methods can be listed in the configuration file as well. Place the least interactive method first (password is usually the last one).