Nicolas Bouliane

How to enable root login on Ubuntu Posted on

This is how you can login as root with a Ubuntu server:

  1. Run sudo passwd root to enable to root account and give it a password.
  2. Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config, and add the line PermitRootLogin yes.
  3. Restart sshd with sudo service sshd restart.

You can now SSH into your machine as root.