How do i connect to my vps?

October 14, 2019 215 views
DigitalOcean

When i open the console, and ssh root my ip in, it immediately asks for my password, and then stops allowing me to input any text into said console, how do i fix?? Ubuntu 18.04.3 (LTS) x64. (p.s it asks for login, then password.)

2 Answers

Hello, @dahlythedolly

May I ask if you’ve added your ssh key in your control panel? IF you haven’t added your key yet, please follow this articles:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/add-ssh-keys/
https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/add-ssh-keys/to-account/

Let me know if you have any questions.

Hi there @dahlythedolly ,

It sounds like a common “starters issue”. From experience, I can say I had this the first few years as well. Are you using PuTTy?

If so, the console will be black / blank at the moment you put in your password. However....this is just to protect you from people looking over your shoulder. You are actually typing some stuff in there ;)

If this is not the case, please clarify the question a bit more.

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