SSH Access to TurnKey Linux [root login]

By | February 14, 2022

For security reasons, most of the Linux distro don’t allow you to do anything as root by default. Due to this reason, once we deploy a turnkey linux on proxmox, we can’t access using putty.

SSH is configured by default to deny root logins.

You can configure your SSH server to allow root logins by editing the sshd_config file.

From the Proxmox VM/LXC container, navigate to

sudo nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Add the following line as,

PermitRootLogin yes

Save and Exit

sudo systemctl restart ssh

Now your putty shall able to connect on your vm using ssh.