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How do I enable root user SSH access on Plesk?

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closed as off-topic by HopelessN00b Jan 14 '15 at 5:15

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See my answer in… (Not sure it works with your specific device though) – ringø Jan 10 '11 at 15:32
That's how to achieve the result requested - but opensshd provides that config option (and most admins will make use of it) for a very good reason! If you value the security of your system, leave it as-is and use 'su' or 'sudo' – symcbean Jan 10 '11 at 16:22
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about working with a service provider's management interface, such as cPanel. – HopelessN00b Jan 14 '15 at 5:15

What's the OS it's installed on? Plesk won't disable the root user on install, but it's possible that PermitRootLogin is set to no in /etc/ssh/sshd_config as is default in Ubuntu. If that's the case, you need to set it to yes and restart ssh.

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