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Can I use 'copy and paste' to enter my new assigned password?

I spun up a new droplet. Received e password via email. Used DO Console.Tried dozens of times to enter password but the procedure timed out before I could. Succeeded once but procedure asked then asked me to: "Change password immediately! Asked for old password but timed out even before I entered a single character! ralper3

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Hello, all

The Copy/Paste functionality of our web console is a bit odd; the code backing it is custom due to the way the VNC window is implemented for accessing your Droplet. It isn’t a good idea, in my experience, to rely on the console for long copy/pasting like an SSH key.

My recommended method to get the key on the Droplet is over SSH itself.

You can also check our docs on How to Connect to Droplets with SSH:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/

There are two options at the bottom of the doc: Connect with OpenSSH and Connect with PuTTY

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

hi, I just tried and is not working. I am using console only due to some security restrictions in place and as I use a German layout keyboard I cannot type curly brackets nor pipe sign. So I thought copy/pèaste would helpo me in this regard but unfortunately its still not in place. I am using IE & Mozilla Firefox. At this stage DO cannot be used so I need to move forward to another platform. What a pity as it was looking promissing at first sight.

Hey everyone, I’m a product manager here at DigitalOcean and I wanted to send a quick update about this issue. We just released the ability to paste text into our Cloud console! Give it a try and let us know if there is anything else we can help with. Thanks, Keith