Pre-entered password is what?

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Pre-entered password is what?

I have a problem logging into winscp?
1) host name is IP address of development board
2) port number is 22
3) user name is root(root is wo set name) ;
4)password is wo set inUbuntu;
When I log in, you are required to provide a password entered in advance,But what is zhe Pre-entered password? How can I log in winscp?

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The root password has nothing to do with WinSCP. WinSCP does not have a password of its own. It only uses the password you use to access the files e.g. on a website.
The root password is the one used to access your actual device (usually Linux devices), e.g. if you have a VU+ satellite receiver and need to change something in the files using FTP.

This is what I found for you after a search:
By default, ubuntu has no root password set.
How to change root password in Ubuntu
- Type the following command to become root user and issue passwd: sudo -i. passwd.
- OR set a password for root user in a single go: sudo passwd root.
- Test it your root password by typing the following command: su -


There is a good article here with explanations and instructions:
https://linuxize.com/post/how-to-change-root-password-in-ubuntu/

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Re: Pre-entered password is what?

Can you login to your server with the root account using any SSH/SFTP client at all?

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