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

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