Console output wrong character

Hi, i’m using Console in Digital Ocean Panel to access my droplet, but when typing this char: | it outupts this: >

| becomes >

Tried in Firefox and Google Chrome.


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This makes it impossible to recover an account / ssh login though since its at web character encoding when pasting, will this ever be fixed ??

we recommend using an on-screen software keyboard set to use a US layout.

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Hello, all

The Droplet web console provides out-of-band access and is available regardless of your network settings. It emulates the access you would have if you were sitting down with a keyboard and monitor attached to the actual server. You can use this feature to log in and revert bad settings to regain normal access.

You can check our official docs for the console here:

You will usually use the console if you can’t access your droplet using ssh via a ssh client and it’s usually the last resort option when it comes to troubleshooting.

You can also check our docs on How to Connect to Droplets with SSH:

There are two options at the bottom of the doc: Connect with OpenSSH and Connect with PuTTY

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

I’m having this problem as well, I could possibly edit relevant network config files but it seems impossible. The next thing that happened is that the Web UI console stopped accepting my passwords. Very problematic situation, a live service is down and people are screaming at me.

Hold down <ALT> and type 124

For people who are using Windows and non US Keyboards, I encourage you to use Putty, which is a local console that connects to your server. It allows you to use the same characters you are used to.

Putty download link: Sentdex video that shows its usage:


Do you happen to be using a non-US keyboard layout? The web console uses a strict US keyboard layout. If you’re using an international keyboard, we recommend using an on-screen software keyboard set to use a US layout.

It’s recommended to log in to your Droplet using SSH, as the web console is meant for remote access in case you are locked out of your Droplet and so cannot SSH into it. See this tutorial on how to log in using SSH: