Authentication token manipulation error when logging in as root for first time

Hi, Setup a new droplet and trying to login as root - after it says i need to change my password, I receive the following error:

Authentication token manipulation error

ANd takes me back to the login prompt… any ideas? This is on Centos 6.5 and 7.0…

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When it asks you to change the password, the first thing you need to input is the current password.

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password: 
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 

If that is entered incorrectly, you will get the “Authentication token manipulation error” and be logged out.

If you’re still having issues, you can reset the password in the DigitalOcean control panel:

When you get requested to change your passoword, FIRST put in your CURRENT password then the NEW password then VERIFY the NEW password.

[root@my ~]# passwd myuser Changing password for user myuser. passwd: Authentication token manipulation error [root@my ~]# pwconv [root@my ~]# passwd myuser Changing password for user myuser. New UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully. [root@my ~]#