Question

I'm trying to install droplet but am stuck at SSH password

First droplet was 32-bit but install failed because there is no 32-bit Docker. Destroyed droplet and rebuilt as 64-bit. As expected, I needed to run ssh-keygen -R IP because the SSH key changed but IP didn’t.

No luck, it still demands a password! I’ve tried removing keys, regenerating keys and am stuck by my own security system. I’m not much of a hacker I guess!

Show comments

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

If you selected a key when creating the droplet and you’re still being asked for a password when logging into it, that means your SSH client is not providing the key (or not providing the correct key) when you connect. You can diagnose this by increasing the verbosity of your SSH client by adding the ‘-v’ argument (and you can it more than once to get more output)

or, even just:

chown -R $USER:$USER ~/.ssh

A couple of things to try:

first, remove servers from known_hosts do this:

ssh-keyscan yourdomainn.or.ip.address 

secondly, make sure permissions on your .ssh folders and home folder are good:


chmod go-wrx ~
chmod 700 ~/.ssh
chmod 600 ~/.ssh/authorized_keys