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Turning off PermitRootLogin in sshd prevents any user to connect


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Hello! I have a Debian bullseye virtual machine. I read in OVS manuals that allowing ssh login as root is non-secure, so I decided to turn it off in /etc/ssh/sshd_config by commenting the line PermitRootLogin yes. After that I rebooted the server and I couldn’t login with absolutely any user via ssh, not only with root. It asked for password and then always answered “Permission denied”. Why does this setting affects other users than root?