Question

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

  • Posted on January 7, 2015
  • ryemckAsked by ryemck

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


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

If you set a public ssh key, and don’t receive a password in your email. Go to your admin dashboard for the droplet, click > Access this will allow you to reset the password for 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.