I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and LAMP on that. Then, I wanted to configure my server, so tried out This tutorial.

When i give the command

ssh root@localhost

I get : Permission denied, please try again. I have logged in as root user through the command :

sudo -i

I've also tried to log in to my account

sudo -s

I'm using the same password that i used to log in as a new user but i still get the same error message

Would anyone like to help me?

Ps i looked into this question but it didn't work for me

Best Answer

By default the ssh server does not allow password based access for root users In /etc/ssh/sshd_config , if the following line exists, possibly commented out (with a # in front).

PermitRootLogin without-password

Then change it to the following, uncommenting if needed (remove the # in front).

PermitRootLogin yes

And restart ssh.

sudo service ssh restart

You can use ssh keys If you don't have one, create one using ssh-keygen (stick to the default for the key, and skip the password if you feel like it). Then do sudo -s (or whatever your preferred method of becoming root is), and add an SSH key to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys .

cat /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub >> /root/.ssh/authorized_keys