HOW DO I DISABLE SSH LOGIN FOR THE ROOT USER?
To disable root SSH login, edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config with your favorite text editor.
[root@root ~]# vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Change this line:
Edit to this:
Ensure that you are logged into the box with another shell before restarting sshd to avoid locking yourself out of the server.
[root@root ~]# /etc/init.d/sshd restart Stopping sshd: [ OK ] Starting sshd: [ OK ] [root@root ~]#
You will now be able to connect to your server via ssh with the admin user and then use the command su to switch to the root user.