How to find the login info for my droplet?

October 18, 2016 12.6k 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.

2 Answers

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 :)

by Melissa Anderson
DigitalOcean Droplets are managed using a terminal and SSH. SSH is an encrypted network protocol for remote server login and command execution. It is the standard method used for accessing and interacting with Linux servers. This tutorial shows how to connect to a DigitalOcean Droplet for the first time by using the OpenSSH client.

I tried to - but the terminal on OS X says “ssh protocol 1.0 is no longer supported”

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