I am stuck accessing my console...newbie.. sorry

I have only just gotten started. I keep getting login prompt. I use ‘root’. I enter the emailed password. Then I am prompted to change it. Do that… Then I get prompt to login…and I cannot… what’s up?

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July 24, 2023


TLDR; run it in the Recovery Console.

I know this is an old question but posting in case anyone else lands here in a search.

Click the “Launch Recovery Console” button in the “Recovery Console” section of Droplet’s Access page.

Sign in as root. If you don’t know the password, use the “Reset root Password” button in the “Reset root password” section below.

paste the wget command you have there from the “Droplet Console” section and run it. It may take a bit.

When that completes, the first section “Droplet Console” should now update and have a button to “Launch Droplet Console”

You may need to log out of and back into Digital Ocean before the Droplet Console will launch successfully.

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