This tutorial will show you how to disable the direct root login on a computer with Unix/Linux operating system.
To stop the direct root access you must edit the SSH configuration file located at ”/etc/ssh/sshd_config”
Open the file with your favorite editor, for example VIM, and locate the ”Authentication” section. There set PermitRootLogin to be ”no” as in the example bellow.
Once you are ready save the file and restart the ssh service.
WARNING: DO NOT FORGET TO ALLOW DIFFERENT USER ACCESS BEFORE DENYING THE ROOT ONE!
This can easily done with this commands:
useradd newuser #creates the user
passwd newuser #set the password for the ”newuser”
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