Permission denied, please try again when logging into droplet with new password

December 29, 2017 2.5k views
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I created a droplet. When trying to access it from my terminal it asked me for the password (I did not use SSH Key). I entered the password I got by email and asked me to change the password right away, which I did.

Changing password for root.
(current) UNIX password:

When I entered the password and pressed enter it closed my connection: Connection to closed.

Then I tried to access the droplet again (ssh but it denied me permission (Permission denied, please try again) when I entered the new password.

So I entered the old email password and went thru the same process again, asking me for new password and closing the connection.

So I can not get into the droplet. What am I doing wrong?

1 Answer
Woet December 30, 2017
Accepted Answer

You need to enter your current password first.

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