How to find the login info for my droplet?

October 18, 2016 1.1k views
DigitalOcean Ubuntu

Beginner here, I changed the root password by shutting down the droplet, now I have a new password in my email, but what is the login for my droplet? I used the name of the droplet but it didn't work, can you help me please?

Also, how do I update the ubuntu version once I log in? It was an older version and I want to update it to 16.04.

1 Answer
xMudrii October 18, 2016
Accepted Answer

Default username is root. You login by using any SSH client.
If you are using Linux or OS X

  • ssh root@droplet-ip

will login you to Droplet.
If you use Windows, you need Putty. Follow above link for instructions.

DigitalOcean have great tutorial on Upgrading your Ubuntu to 16.04 which will explain you how to do it.

If you get any problem, post here, someone can help you :)

If you have recently created a DigitalOcean Droplet, and you are new to working with Linux servers, you will need to learn how to use SSH to connect to and manage it. SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is an encrypted network protocol that is used to for, among other...
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