Droplet is asking for password when using SSH

Posted June 5, 2015 2.4k views

Hi all - I’m going to make this as detailed as I can so please bare with me.

We set up a new server and added 3 ssh keys for 3 different users on different machines. These keys did work for around 3 days and we had full functionality with connecting then we didn’t connect to the server for a couple of days and now when we try to connect, it asks us all for a password to connect via ssh.

We did not change or install anything extra to the server it was working fine when we left it and now we simply cant connect, and of course we didn’t receive the root password as we set up the ssh keys at server creation.

I did of course check here on different articles and from around the web to see if I could fix this problem but nothing seems to work.

I think this problem is definitely server side and not from our end (as it affected all 3 of us)

Any help would be appreciated.



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Reset the root password through the panel and fix it using SSH and/or the console.

  • I know and have done this, but that still doesn’t inform as to why this would randomly happen the way it did

    • same on my side here .. :/ not able to access VPS anymore as i was deactivating password login .. so lost over one day and still not able to access my VPS … very annoying tbh