Can not access droplet through ssh

Posted July 31, 2019 2.9k views
DigitalOceanUbuntu 16.04

I have reset my droplet root password.
and after reset my password i can not access my droplet via terminal ssh.
it is showing the following errors.

Permission denied, please try again.

although i can access droplet via droplet console.

What should i do?
Thank you

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Can you ssh using the following command bellow? It will give you more verbose output and we will see how exactly is trying to connect. Also please paste the output of the command. In the meantime try to ssh using the old password as well or try to reset it again.

ssh -vvv root@ipaddress


I found similar problem where the ‘Add SSH Keys’ dialog does not update the ’.ssh/authorizedkeys’ file for root. This must be done manually. However a separate issue is that the DO Console opens a terminal browser window that has a short copy/past buffer (~128bytes). From the terminal window run nano ’.ssh/authorized_keys’ for root, and update the rsa key by repeating copy/paste multiple times until the entire rsa key value is copied