Ubuntu/Fedora – Disable Root SSH

For security reason, we’d better disable the root SSH access to server. Follow the steps below. (root privilege is needed)

1. Edit the SSH config file

  • Ubuntu – vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  • Fedora – vi /etc/sshd/sshd_config


2. Set the PermitRootLogin to no

PermitRootLogin no


3. Restart the SSH service

  • Ubuntu – /etc/init.d/ssh restart
  • Fedora – /etc/init.d/sshd restart


Done =)

Reference: Security Tip: Disable Root SSH Login on Linux


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