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I'm trying to connect cyberduck to digitalocean, for that I need the server name , username and password (how to find them ?)

Posted July 25, 2017 3.4k views
DigitalOceanControl PanelsLoggingUbuntu 16.04

Someone said that I needed to log in in my droplets console, which I can’t do because everytime I open up console and type root as my log in it says “login incorrect”, I guess I have different log in , can someone help me find out my login ? and also password. (also second problem is that whenever I type login and than I’m needed to type password, the password stays blank, I type the password that was emailed to me but the console password panel stays blank, nothing gets typed .)

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Hi @tornikeshelia

First time you connect to a droplet (created without SSH Key), you should connect via a console. You can download PuTTY for Windows or the builtin Terminal on Mac/Linux.
This is because you are asked to change the password upon first login.

When you connect first time, you need to login with the credentials you’ve received via email when you created the droplet.
It’s usually root as username and a long alpha-numeric password.

Note: The security settings on Linux never shows password asterisks/dots, when you enter it, so it seems like it’s blank.

After you’ve logged in first time, you’re asked to input current password. It’s the password from the email.
Then you’ll be asked to create a new password - and then you will be asked to re-enter the new password again.

Now you have successfully logged in and changed your password. Now you can use CyberDuck to login with root and the new password you just created.

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