sshd[9217]: Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /root/.ssh/authorized_keys

sshd[9217]: Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for file /root/.ssh/authorized_keys
 I made sure the entire .ssh subdir is owned by the user root (this is root's account);
chown -R root.root .ssh
chmod 600 .ssh/authorized_keys

but it still doesn't work and gives me the same message

sshd[7339]: Authentication refused: bad ownership or modes for directory /root

chmod 700 /root

#For some reason /root was not owned by root!

chown root.root /root



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