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Login to droplet with root username, doesn't ask me for the password !!!

When I try to login to the droplet server with the username ‘root’ it will not ask me for the password, but if i type ‘test’ than it asks for the password: So I can’t access to the droplet because i can’t type the password. Does any one knows why this is happening ?

I rebooted the server, same thing.


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My first guess would be that PermitRootLogin is set to “no” in your /etc/ssh/sshd_config file. You can log into your root account via the console in the control panel to make the update and then restart the ssh service with

service ssh restart