I’m locked out of my VPS droplet. How can I create a new identity, so I’m able to log in? I don’t recall ever creating a root password
OS: El Capitan 10.11.6 Distribution: Ubuntu 14.04
I used to ssh into my VPS. I have an
id_rsa and a
id_rsa.pub . I’m trying to access it now using:
Result > “Permission denied, please try again” (3 incorrect entries and then…) > "Permission denied, (publickey,password)
I don’t remember using a password in the past, thats why I configured ssh. Even if I did, what action can I take to “reset” my login password? I’ve tried generating new ssh keys, added them to my known_hosts with
ssh-add. I’ve added the new ssh key to my VPS through the web interface.
Can anyone walk me through the proper process of resetting my login?
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