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Do you recommend to create a new user and not allow root user access for security reason?

For security reasons, I read that I should create a new user and disallow root access by ssh.

Is it a good idea? Please let me know your opinion. If it is a good idea please let me know a link to how to do it with Ubuntu 20.04.

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Accepted Answer

Hi there,

Yes, I would strongly recommend that. It is a good security practice.

Here is a step by step guide that you could follow to do your initial server setup:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/initial-server-setup-with-ubuntu-20-04

If you prefer video tutorials, you could take a look at this tutorial here:

Regards, Bobby