Connection Closes after changing root password

  • Posted September 1, 2014

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.


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.

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

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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 !!

Yes I have the same problem, ssh disconect when I try change password. The console droplet not work. Don´t try work with Digital Ocean , I test and have lost , lost and lost my time, with simple trobles, simple tasks, that you have , you need, spend a lot of time for fix. And Digital Ocean saller one product like 512mb that don´’t work for one simple blog wordpress. If you like spend your time for nothing… go ahead…

DigitalOcean now has become a liability for us as a company. We have a multi-instance architecture and due to their random-at-will changes it starting to affect our ability to run our business. We need to be able to spin-up new instances in hours and now we stuck with this rubbish. It takes time, research and lost productivity.

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