To disallow password authentication on ssh, adduser –disabled-password will not disable openSSH password.
To disable the password authentication, you have to put these values on /etc/ssh/sshd_config to:
PasswordAuthentication no UsePAM no PermitRootLogin no
Then you’ve to:
systemctl restart sshd
to apply changes.
Connection will not be reset so before logout try to login on a different terminal to check you can login.
Actually PermitRootLogin disable the root login for any method, but it’s an useful addition. Remember to add at least one user to the sudo group or you will not be able to operate as super-user without using su – root.
To check if password auth is disabled:
ssh -o PreferredAuthentications=password USER@HOST
Exprected output is:
USER@HOST: Permission denied (publickey).