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Prevent root password from being sent over email?

Your website states in a few places that when you create a server, the root password is sent over email so that you can log in as root. This is a terrible security practice: email is hideously insecure, and it’s generally a bad idea to permit password-based logins for root. Is it possible to set up ssh key access before you provision a droplet, so that when the server starts it has either OpenSSH or Dropbear running, with the public key loaded, and password-based logins for root disabled? Or at the very least, to not send the root password via email?


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