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Changing Root Password, Port Number 22, and Creating New Root User

  • Posted August 2, 2013

Is it ok to change the root password, port number 22, and then create new root username and password?

I want to do these things using PuTTY.

Also, can I set up automatic login using PuTTY?

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change password root : passwd root <br>create new user:adduser name <br>

<b>“Is it ok to change the root password”</b> <br> <br>Not only is it okay, but you better! Follow this guide: <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-12-04”>Initial Server Setup with Ubuntu 12.04</a>. <br> <br>Then, you can set up automatic logins by following this guide: <a href=“https://www.digitalocean.com/community/articles/how-to-create-ssh-keys-with-putty-to-connect-to-a-vps”>How to Create SSH Keys with PuTTY to Connect to a VPS</a>.