Enable root logins using ssh in Debian 8.0 (Jessie)
By default you can no longer login using ssh as root with just a password since it is more secure to use a pre-shared key.
However, you can you can still enable root logins using password authentication.
To do this you need to edit the ssh config file ‘/etc/ssh/sshd_config/sshd_config’ as root.
# nano /etc/ssh/sshd_config
Then find the entry in the Authentication section of the file that says ‘PermitRootLogin’ and change ‘without-password’ to ‘yes’.
###comment out this line###
### <---This is the line I needed to add###
Note – It is just a personal preference but when making this sort of change I prefer to comment out the original entry and create a new one.
You will need to restart the SSH server (or reboot) for this change to take effect.
# service sshd restart
You should now be able to log in as user root from WinSCP or Putty
Using the Raspberry Pi Zero as an Echolink Proxy Server
Info on changing the root password
log in as user pi
enter pi's password
enter the new root password twice
Most of the information I posted previously on creating a Raspberry Pi Proxy
server still hold true, but there were a few changes that I will describe here.
Raspberry Pi Zero Computer
Sandisk Ultra Class 10 8GB Micro SD Card
5 Volt Micro USB Power Supply
Micro USB to Network LAN Ethernet RJ45-
Adapter 3 Port USB HUB