New user, terminal asking for username/password I haven't set?

January 7, 2015 1.5k views

Hi all I'm new here

Just set up my first droplet, trying to setup cPanel through the terminal but I need a username and password for the droplet. I haven't set one? Can't find any options either, please help

2 Answers

The username is 'root', and the password would have been emailed to you after the creation of the droplet.

You didn't get one in your email when you created your droplet, or did you create an ssh key only access droplet? If ssh key only access, then use ssh to login and at the prompt type 'passwd' to create one.

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/web-console-login-after-ssh-only-logins for my encounter with this problem.

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