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Created May 16, 2019
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Enable ssh root login access

Set a new password for the root user.

sudo passwd

Now open for editing ssh daemon's config file /etc/ssh/sshd_config.

Set PermitRootLogin value to yes to enable logging is as root.

PermitRootLogin yes

Also check value of PasswordAuthentication. If it is set to no then set to yes for security reasons.

PasswordAuthentication yes

Then restart ssh service:

service ssh restart

Now you can log in to your server as root user.

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