Enabling root login to the server with SSH login

Enabling root login to the server with SSH login

January 8, 2021 / Nirav Shah

The SSH protocol is also called Secure Shell. It is a method for securely logging-in remotely from one computer to another.

To Enable root login over SSH:

As a root user, open the directory on /etc/ssh/sshd_config. Locate the PermitRootLogin as shown below.

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config


In the PermitRootLogin. is currently No. So. to enable root login, change the No to Yes as shown below:


Save the file before closing and restart the SSH server.

sudo service sshd restart

For more information, read this guide on User Management for Ubuntu and CentOS.

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