Setting a new user for login


Unfortunatelly I cannot find a tutorial or question about this use case: once I created a user with root privileges, I want to configure my server in order to login only as this new user by default.

But still it is showing the user root by default -“Using username root” when it has yo say “Using name <my_new_uname>”-. I have to say that I’ve configured ssh keys in my server, and both users (the root and the new one) have their public keys in its respective locations.

How can I deal with this issue?

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What command are you using to connect to the server? You should specify the user in the SSH command itself:

ssh new_username@your.ip.address

You can also disable root login via SSH altogether. Check out this tutorial for instructions on how to do that as well as some more common initial steps when setting up a new server: