Please wait while we get your droplet ready? I can't connect via SSH.

I setup and deployed a Discourse droplet via and it’s been ‘active’ for more than an hour now. However, whenever I try and SSH into the droplet to continue setup I can’t get beyond “Please wait while we get your droplet ready…” - how long does it take? I found another thread of people reporting similag issues here: but with no solution found.

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Bobby Iliev
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August 5, 2023

Hi there,

Thank you for reporting that problem! This usually should not take more than a few minutes.

I’ve just tried creating a new Discourse Droplet and it got the same error. I’ve gone ahead and created a GitHub issue with the information that you’ve provided:

While this is being investigated by the DigitalOcean Marketplace team, I would suggest following the steps here on how to install Discourse manually:

Hope that this helps and thank you again for reporting the problem!



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