console acces

Posted September 4, 2013 14.6k views
when go in console access, a black screen is open with ubuntu asking me for my login and password, im not whats that kind of password, or login.

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check you email, they mail the details after creating a droplet.
username is root and password is in the email, by default they provide SSH access of the account, rest can be taken care by us.
  • Hi,
    I resetted my root password via access on the digital ocean droplet screen. When I go into console access, put root as my username and my new root email password it doesn’t work. I resetted the root password twice.

Please do NOT duplicate your questions:
after entering root it then asks for my password, at that point nothing happens,
@melanie: Enter your password. It won't give you any feedback that it's accepting your input but your password is being entered. Type it and press enter even if it doesn't appear that anything is happening. :]
I'm in the same situation but I've disabled root login using a password for security, so people can't login without an SSH key.

Is it possible to log in without a password?
  • If you reset the password through the DigitalOcean control panel, you will be emailed a password for the root user. You can use that to log into the web console. The web console is the equivalent plugging a monitor into the server. It's not using SSH to connect.

how to “you are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)”?
as shown in the following link