Root SSH Login Not Working
I have a Ubuntu 14.04 system up and running. I created ssh keys on my Windows Desktop using Putty and pasted the public key into the authorized_keys file for my user account.
I am able to log into the user account using Putty and NotePad++ using the keys created on my Windows desktop. (Side note for others accessing using NotePad++, you have to convert your ssh key into Open SSH format in order for NotePad++ to work).
I added the same key into the /root/.ssh/authorized_keys file and then tried to access the server using the root account but I am getting an unauthorized access error message. It then asks for the root password but it doesn’t accept that password.
If I use the DO Web console interface I am able to login as root with the password I am using so I’m a bit confused what I’ve done wrong.
I’ve read a lot of the posts and tutorials so perhaps I’ve modified a file incorrectly along the way. Ultimately I want to allow only ssh key access but before I do that I need to at least get it working with the root account.