ServInt VPS servers are delivered with direct root login via SSH disabled for security reasons.
The root user on a Linux/CentOS operating system is the administrative level account. Keeping root SSH logins disabled by default helps to ensure that ServInt VPS servers are delivered with a high degree of security.
To enable root access, simply fill out a ticket in your customer portal. Alternatively, ask us how to set up SSH keys for a more secure method of accessing your server.
For those interested, we enable root access to a VPS by editing /etc/ssh/sshd_config by changing the
PermitRootLogin parameter from no to yes. The line looks like this in the sshd_config file:
#Authentication: #LoginGraceTime 2m PermitRootLogin no #StrictModes yes
Root access is needed to modify this file, but we’ll be happy to do this for you.
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