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How to disable direct root Logins?

  1. SSH into your server as ‘admin’ and gain root access by su
  2. Copy and paste this line to edit the file for SSH logins  pico -w /etc/ssh/sshd_config
  3. Find the line  Protocol 2, 1
  4. Uncomment it and change it to look like Protocol 2
  5. Next, find the line  PermitRootLogin yes
  6. Uncomment it and make it look like PermitRootLogin no
  7. Save the file Ctrl+X then Y then enter
  8. Now you can restart SSH /etc/rc.d/init.d/sshd restart

These instructions can vary from system to system…

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Linux
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Just Leave Linux to Us
Is maintaining your Linux server keeping your team bogged down? Alleviate unnecessary stress with one of Hivelocity’s Linux Managed Services plans. With reboots, monitoring, updates, and more, your team can rest easy knowing your hardware and OS are in the hands of hosting experts.

Configure your server today and see the benefits a Hivelocity managed Linux solution can offer you!