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How to disable root ssh login?


Create a Username (replace the xxxxxxxxx with your own choices):

  1. # adduser 'xxxxxxxxx'
  2. # passwd 'xxxxxxxxx'
  3. Test the username and password.
  4. Edit # /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  5. Search for PermitRootLogin yes, change to PermitRootLogin no.
  6. Save the file.
  7. Restart ssh service sshd restart OR # /etc/init.d/sshd restart.