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To set up a root user in aws please follow the steps given below :

1) After connecting through putty as ubuntu user , switch to root user

sudo -i

2) Set root password

passwd root

3) Unlock root account


passwd -u root

4) To get back to original default status

sudo passwd -dl root

I think this will resolve the query

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