I'm using ubuntu 12.04 and I have a raspberrypi 2.Firstly, I download raspbian-jessie Raspbian Jessie.Then I download my OS on an sd-card following these instructions Installing operating system images on Linux After that I edited the file interfaces located in /path/to/sdcard/etc/network and I added these instructions:

 auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

in ubuntu I try to configure a network to communicate a pc with raspberrypi :

System settings/network/

Then I created a new connection, in the IPV4 settings I chosed Manual method then I added : for the raspberrypi for the pc

the I put the sd-card on the raspberrypi and I plug the usb cable to the pc added to that ethernet cable after.After waiting some time I run this command:

ssh [email protected]

But when I put such a password:raspberry I got:

permission denied,please try again.

What password should I enter to it and How can I know the password of ssh?

  • If you login to the shell and run "sudo login" can you login with userid/password pair you are trying (eg. pi/raspberry). What happens if you try "ssh -l pi 192.168.18"?
    – Kolban
    Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 0:22
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    ssh [email protected] -- typo? Should be ssh [email protected] Commented Jul 5, 2016 at 7:11

3 Answers 3


SSH is no longer enabled by default. Have you enabled it using sudo raspi-config ? Or you can place a file called ssh in the boot directory.


Default raspbian account:

username: pi password: raspberry

Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/linux/usage/users.md

It is strongly recommended to reset this password as soon as possible.


I assume you have local access to the server (Pi). Run your SSH connection in verbose mode:

ssh -v [email protected]

Enter your password raspberry when prompted.

Check the server logs on the Pi for failed login attempts:

cat /var/log/auth.log | grep 'sshd.*Invalid' (you can also grep for just sshd)

You should find a pointer towards your next step in there, depending on what exactly is logged.

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