Oracle Linux : Login Rejected With Error: "sshd: User root from xxx.xxx.xx.xx not allowed because not listed in AllowUsers"
Last updated on SEPTEMBER 20, 2017
Applies to:Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 to Oracle Linux 6.9 [Release OL5 to OL6U9]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
On Oracle Linux O/S, some users are unable to access the server via ssh(1) or the Putty application. Even the root user is denied. The local error is "Permission denied, please try again" after a valid password is entered:
The file /etc/ssh/sshd_config was edited to change the sshd(8) configuration. The intent was to allow only some users to be allowed to use an ssh(1) login.
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