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Web Control of Raspberry Pi GPIO (UPDATED)

Step 2: Enable Root Account

Okay - Skip this if you have the root account enabled already, otherwise continue reading.

Login to your Raspberry Pi with your username and password, then type the following:

sudo -i
passwd root


Now, type in (and confirm) a password for the root account.

Then you need to colse the SSH session, and restart it - logging in as root.
 
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why would you ever want to change your root pass to something as simple and insecure as root? have fun getting pwned.
Hi there,
If you'd read the rest of the instructable, you'll see that the raspberry Pi is not accessible via the internet at this stage, (so only people on your network can access it), and further in the instructable the root account is disabled.
Daniel.