Enable Root Access

Enable Root Access

Enable Root Access

By default root access is disabled. To enable root access the following configuration file needs to be edited:


To edit with the nano editor use the following command, do not forget the sudo command because else you do NOT have permission to save the config.

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Change the following rule:

PermitRootLogin: No    <– change it to –>     PermitRootLogin : Yes

Press CTRL + O to save the changes and restart the SSH server

Steve Boullianne, High school drop-out. College drop-out. A go-go dancer in Amsterdam. LOVED computers, programmed satellites for AT&T. Founded IPSOFACTO in 1996, Y2K boom, Dot-Com boom, 2.0 boom. Likes his smallish company and human relationships; not into big anonymous IT. Loves to tell jokes. Loves and Hates technology; pick up the phone, ok? Thinks on line hook up sites have saved the world from AIDS and DateRape. Thinks his kids are better collaborators and world leaders thanks to video games. Is still a hip-hop dancer; is NOT a Brony. Loves San Francisco; Hates the homeless crisis. Tells young people to buy real estate, as soon as possible. Don’t rent. Hopes his final years are spent handing out blankets, food, clothes, and medical supplies.