As we will use a secure shell connection to do all sorts of admin tasks to our new „perfect“ roon core, you might consider to enable passworless login via a certificate.

sudo apt install openssh-server
sudo vim /etc/ssh/sshd_config


PubkeyAuthentication yes

Create SSH Directory and Authorized Keys File:
For the user that will be logging in, ensure that the .ssh directory exists in their home directory and create the authorized_keys file:

[make sure you arre logged in as user roon]

mkdir -p ~/.ssh
touch ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
chmod 700 ~/.ssh
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

If you use a window machine to administrate your roon server, you may use putty as ssh client:

PuTTY – Microsoft Apps

  • First run the PUTTYgen app to generate a new certificate pair
  • save public key and private key to a secure place
  • INstall the private key within your putty roon session

and save the configuration in putty:

Add Public Key:
Add the client’s public SSH key to the authorized keys

vim ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

Restart the SSH service:

sudo systemctl restart ssh

you might do a short cut for your desktop so you can easily do a one click login:

Create a short link with the following parameter, replace „roon-core2“ with the session configuration name you have choosen earlier in putty when saving.

"C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" -load  "roon-core2"