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root access problem after changing ssh_config to PermitRootLogin no

Hi people

I hope someone can help me

I created a sudo user after that i made keys for that user all workes fine with that user then i set in ssh_config to PermitRootLogin no and i think i did that when i loged in a root… i have the feeling i locked myself out from the server

now the problem is i cant login as root anymore…but i need that to change some stuff around.

Be careful im a Newbie to all this :-)

Anyway I hope some points me in a right direction

Thanks


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Log in as your new user?

A few tips when creating a new user on a fresh droplet. Do these commands when logged in as root: useradd -m -G sudo newuser (the group sudo depends on your distribution) passwd root passwd newuser chsh -s /bin/bash (changes the log in console)* mkdir /home/newuser/.ssh && cp /root/.ssh/authorized_keys /home/newuser/.ssh/ (this is if you used the ssh key to create the droplet)*

Now just remove login as root, relog and the new user and you should be fine :)