Unable to log into ssh after useradd new user

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Check the journal on the target machine closely for sshd errors

root@server# useradd -m foob
root@server# journalctl -fu sshd
sshd[7693]: Invalid user foob from x.x.x.x
sshd[7673]: User foob not allowed because account is locked
sshd[7673]: input_userauth_request: invalid user newuser [preauth]

foob@client$ ssh foob@server

In my case, the account is locked because the user has no password. Create a new password for the user and try again.

root@server# passwd foob

foob@client$ ssh foob@server

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