Tag: SSHd_conf

Enable Root Login via SSH In Ubuntu

Posted on by Alison Gray | Updated:
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By default, SSH on Ubuntu comes configured in a way that disables the root users log in. This was originally enabled as a security precaution which means that you cannot directly log in as the root user over SSH. However, you can usually get around the need for root ssh login by using the sudo command. In some cases, though it’s just more convenient to get directly logged in as root.

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A few configuration changes are needed as part of the basic setup with a new Ubuntu 16.04 LTS server. This article will provide a comprehensive list of those basic configurations and help to improve the security and usability of your server while creating a solid foundation to build on.

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Disabling Root User Login

Posted on by Jay Allen | Updated:
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Another security measure you can take to lock down a Linux server is to disable the root user login in the SSH server.

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