How to login as root. e.g. needed to transfer web server / website files to Oracle Cloud Instance.

  • Go to your WinSCP profile (Session > Sites > Site Manager)

  • Click on Edit > Advanced... > Environment > SFTP

  • Insert sudo su -c /usr/lib/sftp-server in "SFTP Server" (note this path might be different in your system)

  • Save and connect

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