Enable Root login in newly installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.2:
This post is to guide you on how to enable root user or root login in a newly installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.2 .
- Installed a new Ubuntu Server 16.04.2
- Already a local user name created without admin rights.
Consider this is a fresh Ubuntu server 16.04.2. You have set an Username Ex: ABC and set a password. The next step is to do a server update or install an application on the server which require an admin rights. We have to set a password for the user root.
Type the command,
sudo passwd root
you will be prompted to enter new UNIX password for root. Enter the password twice.
You will get a message “Passwd: Password updated successfully”.Now the new password for Root is set.
Once Root password is set, we can perform apt-get upgrade or apt-get update.
Other ways to login as Root are as follows.
- sudo -i