[SOLVED] user management and premissions


New Member
Dec 30, 2015
I need some help enabling my root superuser account after disabling it in the GUI. I was trying to add a superuser in the proxmox GUI however I disabled my root account by accident now I can't get back in to access my full system. I did create another user but it doesn't have all the privileges as root. I have added the administration role to my user however I still can't access the entire system. However I can still SSH in a root so I need some help to enable root or add my new user as a superuser either one is ok with me. I did read http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/User_Management as well but I still don't have full access with an administrator role.


Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Feb 1, 2016
when you can connect via ssh as root you can then use the pveum command line tool
to enable the root@pam user use:
pveum usermod root@pam -enable 1
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