Hi, Our (VERY COMPETENT) developer passed away and I’m the CEO trying to fix an issue without creating any new ones. A couple of us have lost access to a droplet (via FileZilla). I believe I need to reset the root password for the droplet so I can go though the steps of storing an ssh key for the new laptops, etc.
I’m hoping this is a really dumb question: I’m concerned that resetting the root password would break our app because one of the software based puzzle pieces he used would require the old root password to have remained unchanged. I can’t imagine our developer would have built things this way. Is there a way I can verify a droplet’s root password is not being used for access? Anything I need to look out for?
Technology stack (major players): Java 8 JPA 2 Eclipselink MySQL Activiti DROOLS Spring Framework OpenCSV JEXL Vaadin Framework Ubuntu 16.04
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