I am not able to login to my custom Linux system with the root user credentials as it says access denied. I have reset the root password by logging in via the admin user. The message in the syslog says maximum authenticated user exceeded for root. I checked the sshd_login file and that does not have any limit set for maximum remote users. Any insight on it will be appreciated.
This is when logging in to the box over the network via SSH. He only has network access to the device. PermitRootLogin is set to yes in sshd_config.