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How to enable ssh root access on Ubuntu 14.04

Janeiro 30th, 2018

By default, root access is blocked on Ubuntu 14.04, then lets unblock it.

Define password to root:

  • sudo passwd root
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: password updated successfully
  • su –

You need to edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config, please use command:

  • nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Find the line and change from:

PermitRootLogin without-password

Change to:

PermitRootLogin yes

Then, restart sshd:

  • service ssh restart