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Q. How to allow SSH root login on Ubuntu?

A. Allow SSH root login on Ubuntu

In order to allow a root SSH login on Ubuntu 14.01 Linux server/desktop the sshd daemon's config file /etc/ssh/sshd_config needs to be changed.

Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config and make a following changes to the line specified below:

PermitRootLogin without-password
PermitRootLogin yes

Once you have made the change, restart the SSHD service for those changes to take affect:

# service ssh restart

ssh stop/waiting
ssh start/running, process 6919

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