[CentOS] Signing In Other than Root

Max Hetrick maxhetrick at verizon.net
Tue Jan 5 13:16:07 UTC 2010

Susan Day wrote:
> Hi;
> How do I make it so that it's impossible to SSH into the server directly 
> as root? That is, make it necessary to SSH in as an ordinary user and 
> then su to root?
> TIA,
> Suzie

# vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Uncomment the following line:

#PermitRootLogin yes
PermitRootLogin no

# service sshd restart


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