Enable SSH root login on Debian Linux Server

$ ssh root@10.1.1.12root@10.1.1.12’s password:
Permission denied, please try again.root@10.1.1.12’s password:
Permission denied, please try again.root@10.1.1.12’s password:
Permission denied (publickey,password).

To enable SSH login for a root user on Debian Linux system you need to
first configure SSH server. Open /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change the
following line:

FROM:
PermitRootLogin without-password
TO:
PermitRootLogin yes

Once you made the above change restart your SSH server:

# /etc/init.d/ssh restart
[ ok ] Restarting ssh (via systemctl): ssh.service.

From now on you will be able to ssh login as a root:

$ ssh root@10.1.1.12root@10.1.1.12’s password:

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