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Enable SSH remote root login on Debian/Ubuntu

PostPosted: 2020 Feb 11, 23:02
by serveroffer
Some Debian and Ubuntu based servers have disabled remote root login by default, if you need to enable it, you have update SSH config file.

Switch privileges for root access:
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su - root

Open config file:
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nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

search for line:
PermitRootLogin without-password
#PermitRootLogin without-password
Change line to:
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PermitRootLogin yes

Exit nano and restart SSH server
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service sshd restart