Can't change password when making new droplet

Posted October 13, 2015 7.5k views
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I made a droplet today and then I go to log on to it with putty and i enter in root and the password emailed to me. It asks me to put in a new password which I do and then when I hit enter the window just closes out.

  • you same with me…
    have solved it ?

  • you have to type old (provided by digitalocean) password first. Then it will ask you to type new password and repeat it.

  • I just created a Centos droplet.
    The black window asks for login to which I say root, then I give the long password from the email, which it accepts and says I must change password, and it asks for current UNIX password, so I enter the long password from the email again, which seems to be accepted but the screen goes back to: asking for login again!


    UPDATE: it works fine thru Putty. The problem described above is when using the web-based console thru Chrome: “DigitalOcean Droplet Console”.

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4 answers

nevermind I am stupid, wanted me to put the temporary password in again not a new one.

after I type login root password from email in lunch console asks me to type UNIX password I type pass from email again after notification about fail and asks me type login pass again, what I did wrong?

Read the prompt, it asks for your current password first.