How to enable ssh root access on Ubuntu 16.04

How to enable root login

login to the system using your credentials. and edit the following file


sudo vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config

comment out the following line

PermitRootLogin without-password

Make changes in the following line

PermitRootLogin yes

restart the service

service ssh restart

Setup a new password for root

sudo passwd

Reload ssh service

sudo service ssh reload

Now you can ssh using root!

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