Disable Direct Root Login
Allowing the root user to login directly is a major security issue, we'll show you how to disable it so you can still login as root but just not directly, reducing the security issue.
This will force a hacker to have to guess 2 seperate passwords to gain root access.
We also will be forcing the use of SSH protocol 2, which is a newer, more secure SSH protocol
1. SSH into your server as 'admin' and gain root access by su
2. Copy and paste this line to edit the file for SSH logins
3. Find the line
4. Uncomment it and change it to look like
5. Next, find the line
6. Uncomment it and make it look like PermitRootLogin no
7. Save the file Ctrl+X then Y then enter
8. Now you can restart SSH
Now, no one will be able to login to root with out first loggin in as admin and 'su -' to root, and you will be forcing the use of a more secure protocol. Just make sure you remember both passwords!
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