I want to allow diferent users to manage some of my droplets

Posted September 9, 2014 7.3k views

I have an Owner account, but I want to allow some users to some droplets as administrators.

Can I do?

  • Do you want those people to manage the system as root (meaning the Droplet) or you want them to create/delete droplets?

  • You can give them ssh access or if you want you can give them your api key and control the droplets from tugboat. Check the projects page for more

  • Thanks for the replies. Maybe I not explain very well.

    I agree that with the api I can allow users via ssh to my droplets and so on.

    But my “real” need is to give access to my account profile on, like
    if I login into, but other users with other permisions over my droplets.

    It’s not about the droplet itself, it’s about the “administration” on as an account
    with some profile.


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Don’t think so, you can send it as feedback tho.


Unfortunately, this isn’t something that we currently support. Though developing a system for team accounts is something that is on our roadmap. We use UserVoice for feature requests and to gage demand. You can subscribe to the request there to track its progress and show support for it.

As others have mentioned, there are some ways to work around this using the API. If you need others to be able to perform actions like creating and deleting droplets, you can create individual OAuth tokens that they can use. While this does allow you to revoke access whenever you want, it does give them full access to delete any of your droplets. So use this option with care.

Better option will be go with DigitalOcean API. But you can do it using native linux way by giving your users sudo access. Using sudo (ALL), they can administrate your DO easily.