Enable root Login On FreeBSD 10

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When I was testing my new FreeBSD 10 RC, I was not able to connect from remote machine using root user. So I decided to make a tutorial about this, may be it will help some people who is having the same problem.

Using username "root".
Access denied
Using keyboard-interactive authentication.
Password for root@Freebsd10:
Access denied

How  to enable root login  on FreeBSD 10 ?

vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config

Find this line:

#PermitRootLogin no

and change it to:

PermitRootLogin yes

Now Restart sshd

root@Freebsd10:~ # /etc/rc.d/sshd restart
Performing sanity check on sshd configuration.
Stopping sshd.
Waiting for PIDS: 1698.
Performing sanity check on sshd configuration.
Starting sshd.

Now  you are Ready :

Using username "root".
Last login: Fri Dec 13 15:15:40 2013
FreeBSD 10.0-RC1 (GENERIC) #0 r259068: Sat Dec 7 21:12:15 UTC 2013
Welcome to FreeBSD!
FreeBSD Welcome to Unixmen Test Machin
root@Freebsd10:~ #

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