SSH: Skip Private Keys loaded into ssh-agent

Note to self: to SSH into a server with a username + password combination only — e.g. skipping any Private Key loaded into ssh-agent — use this command:

ssh -o PreferredAuthentications=password user@server

The connection will now ask for the user’s password, instead of trying to use public key authentication.

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