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.
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I’ll suggest using the Recovery Console. Here is a link to the documentation:
In there you shouldn’t experience the Connection closed issue.
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 have the same issue connection closed after resetting the password !!