Showing posts with label disable ssh root login. Show all posts
Showing posts with label disable ssh root login. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Disable SSH root login



 Here is the step by step procedure to disable/deny direct root login via SSH

1. Login to the server as Root
2. Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config

    Look for the line,

  PermitRootLogin=Yes

and then change the value of it to,

  PermitRootLogin=No 

3. Restart the sshd service and make sure its turned on
    service sshd restart        or     /etc/init.d/sshd restart
  
    service sshd status