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How to restrict root login using SSH

 
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viswanathkishore
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How to restrict root login using SSH

Hi All,

I would like to restrict direct root login to the server using sshd?

Thanx in advance........
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J. Maestre
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Re: How to restrict root login using SSH

Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config (path may vary depending on the distro) and add this:

PermitRootLogin no

Then restart the sshd daemon.
Steven E. Protter
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Re: How to restrict root login using SSH

Shalom,

http://www.hpux.ws/?p=19

You can block it with sshd_config but you better make sure first su - root works.

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Re: How to restrict root login using SSH

On Red Hat Enterprise Linux, here's how I configure SSH to deny remote root logins that rely upon password entry:
cp -p /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/ssh/sshd_config.orig
vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
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#PermitRootLogin yes
PermitRootLogin without-password
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/etc/init.d/sshd restart
viswanathkishore
Occasional Visitor

Re: How to restrict root login using SSH

Hi,

This is working. Thanx for the Solution.