When I create new users on my remote server (Ubuntu 14.04) I am unable to connect as those users through SSH:

ssh test@SERVER.IP
ssh: connect to host SERVER IP port 22: Connection refused

ufw is running with port 22 enabled (I am simultaneously connected through ssh as a different user!) so I'm completely stumped as to why no new users can connect via ssh/sftp. Does anyone know why this might be?

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    Do you allow password-based authentication, or just key-based? Do you have any Allow/Deny stanzas (for users or groups) in the server's sshd_config? How exactly did you create / configure the new accounts? – steeldriver Dec 18 '16 at 14:25
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    And can you connect with the old users? How do the debug log look like? ssh -vvv test@SERVER.IP – Jakuje Dec 18 '16 at 14:59

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