Install openssh-server on debian

I installed the latest openssh-server on debian with the following command:

apt-get install openssh-server

I was able to connect to the ssh server but wasn’t able to login via root account. After the 3rd password attempt, I would get the following message:
Permission denied (publickey,password).
The default configuration doesn’t allow root ssh access via password. In order to do that I had to replace the following lines in the file /etc/ssh/sshd_config:

PermitRootLogin without-password
#PasswordAuthentication yes

with the below lines:

PermitRootLogin yes
PasswordAuthentication yes


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