Permit root login

Use this group policy to specify whether and how root can log in using ssh. When you enable the policy, select one of the following options from the drop-down list:

  • yes — Allow root to log in using ssh.
  • without password — Disable password authentication for root. It is still possible for root to log in using another form of password authentication, such as keyboard-interactive PAM.
  • forced commands only — Allow root log in with public-key authentication, but only if the command option has been enabled. All other authentication methods are disabled for root.
  • no — Do not allow root to log in through ssh.

This group policy modifies the PermitRootLogin setting in the /etc/centrifydc/ssh/sshd_config file.