Complete LAMP setup without logging in

Posted April 29, 2020 503 views
LAMP Stack

After creating a new droplet using the LAMP stack image and a custom cloud-init script that installs a web application, I want to access the installed web application directly.

Currently after the droplet is created I am forced to login first into it before the web application is visible: “Please log into your Droplet with SSH to configure the LAMP installation.”

Is there any way to disable that initial login request and make the droplet work without having to access it? I think it could be in the form of adding another command into the user data #cloud-config runcmd.

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What I would usually do in such case is to create a LAMP Droplet then make all of the required customization and take a Snapshot.

After that I can use the Snapshot to spin up new Droplets.

  • Thanks, that’s a good suggestion. The problem is my case is that I want to allow other users to use that snapshot. And there is no way to automatically and easily share it with others (you can’t download snapshots, and they take up a lot of space).

    What I noticed is that I think you don’t actually have to login into the droplet after creation, if you wait 5-10 minutes that screen will go away by itself, maybe it has to finish installing all dependencies before that SSH login request goes away.

    I created a guide on how I share my self-hosted app for easy hosting on DigitalOcean: