"Login incorrect" message after changing the password

Posted December 12, 2014 30.4k views

Hello! I have a little problem with logging in a console. When I first time open it, I entered “root” login and password from email. After it, I saw the message, that I have to change my pass. I chngaed it, but now when I`m try to log in with this pass and logun “root”, I see that “Login incorrect”.
What do I have to do?(

  • Have you tried performing a root password reset from the control panel? Click on your droplet and then Access and you will see the option to reset the root password. This will send a new password to you via email.

  • Got absolutely the same trouble. Changing root password from control panel is followed by asking to set root password again immediately and then after logging in with my new password i see “Login incorrect” obscure error.

  • I’m having the exact same problem. I reset the root password using the Reset Root Password function. Then at first login via the VNC connection it prompts me to imediatly change the password. Then on the next login I always receive “Login incorrect”

  • I got the exact same thing, I’ve reset 3 times my password and delete and recreate my droplet with same problem. I think I will wait tomorrow… I don’t thing we are the problem.

    Oh, my error :

    1. you type your username
    2. you type the password you receive by email
    3. you re-type the password you receive by email
    4. you type new password
    5. you re-type the new password
  • I have the same problem. Any solution?

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This question was answered by @oyty:

Ok, you enter the wrong place

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:

(current) UNIX password: this line you should enter the password you got from mail

You can see the comment here.

My fix for this was that I’d been trying to paste the password but the console won’t accept pastes. You have to type the password in manually.

hug me! the year is 2019, yet same old screw-ups are in fashion ¯_(ツ)_/¯
worked like a charm :)

tiene razon la persona que dice que es el lugar indicado es incorrecto. la pantalla da la imprecion de que solo se pone el pasword 1 sola vez y se pone 2 veces.

paso 1 es meter el password que te manda digitalocean al mail

paso 2 repetir en la conzola el mismo password mandado por correo, no se por que pero se repite poner el pasword y eso te manda despues a que pongas ya un nuevo password.

que es el paso 3 repetir el nuevo password y listo.