I am unable to set new password on my droplet from console. Is there any bug which has not been fixed since 2 months?

Posted December 18, 2015 2.8k views
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I have created a new droplet. I received login credentials for the console from digital ocean by mail. Once I am logged in through the console, It prompts me to change the password immediately. Once I enter a new password there, the console refreshes and prompts me to log in the console again and password is not changed yet. It starts with the same process. Because of this, I am unable to start any droplet. Can you please help me with this? I am facing this issue since 2 months.

  • After you first login to your server it will tell you that you must set a new password. To do this it will first ask you for your current password once more, before you can then enter your new password twice. Are you trying to immediately enter your new password before submitting your current one?

  • When I access to console,
    I log in first of all with the login credentials I get through email.
    Then I enter new password once.
    The page refreshes and prompts me to login again
    and this goes on and on.

    Please find the screenshots.

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When you first login, you must use the current password (the one you received via email) before entering the new one. The full flow looks like this:

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)
Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password: 
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: