Normally, SSH root logins are disabled by default in new Ubuntu installs. In this video, we outline how to enable root SSH logins in Ubuntu in a new build by editing the sshd_config file.
modify: PermitRootLogin from "no" to "yes"
systemctl restart sshd
service sshd restart
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Video by: Alison Gray