Solved: How to allow remote root login in Solaris

In this post we will show you how you allow root login to a solaris sevrer from a remote machine.
  • Login to the Solaris Server via console as root user.
  • Modify the /etc/ssh/sshd_config . Look for the PermitRootLogin entry in the file and change it from no to yes .
PermitRootLogin yes
  • Finally refresh the ssh service so that it re-read the configuration changes you made to sshd_config. For Solaris 10 you can refresh ssh service using svcadm.
     svcadm refresh svc:/network/ssh:default
  • For Solaris 7,8 & 9 you can restart ssh service as below.
     /etc/init.d/sshd restart

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