How to Disable Web GUI Root Login


New Member
Aug 3, 2012
Hi My proxmox server was deployed on the internet and I don't want to expose my root account with Web GUI console to the world for brutal force attack.

I have already disabled SSH root login but cannot find information on how to disable root web login to the proxmox web GUI console.

Thank you in advance.


Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Oct 1, 2014

it is not possible to disable the root on the GUI.

You can use the firewall to block the complete GUI or restrict port 8006 to a static management IP.

Also to improve the security you can use OTP.

Ban2fail is a good security enhancement.


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