Connection Closes after changing root password

September 1, 2014 8.7k views

I have created a new droplet, I got the root access to it, after I SSH and type the root password, I'm being forced to enter a new password, after that the connection closes and the new password is not saved!! I don't know what is exactly the problem.

  • same sh**t, can't setup my droplet. Try to change password and connection is closed.

  • I've had the same issue but i've realised were everyone gets it it wrong.


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

2 Answers

I recommend you to set the root password by accesing the web console instesd of ssh connection, go to droplet panel, press access button then console access.

  • I did so, after asking me for the new password the following message appears "Authentication token manipulation error" and the console restarts.

  • Same thing here. I tried creating a droplet with CentOS 7 and when trying to enter new password on first login, it throws the "Authentication token manipulation error" and goes back to login.
    Must be a bug in the image???

  • Found it. You have to retype the generated password again before entering your new root password.

thanks guys, saved my life)

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