Can login using root password, but not remotely with SSH

Johan Hendriks Johan at
Mon Oct 22 06:01:13 PDT 2007

>Brand new install of FreeBSD 6.2.  Can't log in with PuTTY.

>Remote PuTTY:
>Access denied Using keyboard-interactive authentication. 

>At computer terminal:
>PAM authentication error for root from 192.168.XXX.XXX 

>Any ideas?


You cannot login directly with root over ssh

You will need to create a user and place that user in the wheel group.
Then login with that user and do a su -  to become root.


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