Connect via SSH as root?
I need to connect to pfSense thru SSH as root. How can I do this?
System / Advanced / Admin Access
after this you can connect via ssh using root / password of webgui
Thats not the question.
The user root does NOT exist in the webgui. If you connect via SSH, change to root, and do a whoami, you can see that the user is root.
So the question is how do you connect to SSH as root, you know:
the user root does not exist on the webgui but exist on ssh so activating that let you connect via ssh as root@FQDN AND as admin@FQDN with the same password
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Yes, there should be no problem doing that. Somethings require you connect as root, scp for example.
In the OS, the
adminaccounts are setup using the same credentials. So you just connect with
root@hostnameusing the password for the