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How can I log into my droplet with Putty and password?

Posted August 30, 2017 2.5k views
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On compute at home I have created ssh key and droplet, it worked ok. Here at work I tried to login but I can’t set new ssh key and Putty won’t let me login since it doesn’t even asks me for password (?)

I try to connect to IP address with Putty, it asks me for “login as”, I type root and then it shows fatal error:

“Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available (server sent publickey, gssapi, gssapi-with-mic)

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Connecting via SSH from Windows

First, download a copy of PuTTY. You just need putty.exe from that link, to start.

Next, enter root@[your ip address] in the “Host Name (or IP address)” field and hit the “Open” button.

Connecting via SSH from OS X or Linux

First, get to a terminal. On the Mac, look for the Terminal in your Applications folder. On Linux, run one of xterm, lxterm, Gnome Terminal, etc. In menus, these can usually be found under “Accessories”.

Once you’re at a prompt, just invoke SSH like so.
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ssh root@192.168.0.5

…replacing 192.168.0.5 with your droplet’s IP address.

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