How to enable Login as Root via NX?
Posted on 2007-12-04
I have a RHEL 4.6 rack mount server running NX Server 3. I am using this for some testing purposes, but I don't want to sit in the server room. I'd like to sit at my desk and remotely work on the server.
I have installed the free version of NX Server (with Client and Node) from NoMachine. I can make a connection as a non-root user, but I cannot do this as root. (I know - this is a very big security hole, and I can sudo or su once I've made the connectionas a non-root user etc. - but I am doing this for some temporary testing and simply don't want to sit in the server room at the console to do this, and I don't want to enter the root password every time I launch something in the GUI.)
I can ssh to the server as root, but when I try to log in as root via the NX client, I get the message: "User root' cannot be used as an NX user."
My installation of NX Server had no customizations - just the generic default install other than generating new DSA keys.
How can I enable logging in as root via the NX Client?