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myouhu

Problem with my console access (login does not work)

July 27, 2015 5.2k views
Control Panels DigitalOcean CentOS

Hey guys, I am new on digitalOcean, I've created a new droplet and I received a login and password on my email. I use it on console access, but it does not work. I reset my password and I entered the password that I've receved without pasting (The password is entered) but it still not works.. it says : login incorrect! Help me please..

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  • I too have had the same problem, I spent over 45 minutes trying to login and access the console. I reset my password 4 times and still no access. it keep saying incorrect login. Finally when I managed to login, it asks to change password and asks for my current password again, even before I could finish re-entering the current password, it kicks me out! Digital Ocean's console access is simply very inconvenient and archaic. Digital Ocean claims simplicity and ease of use of their server. Whats the point if one cant even access their console? The console obviously does not have copy and paste for password. And one cannot easily remember the jargon 16 character temp password. I just read this post that I have to use ssh access... I did not know what it was. Only to find that I have to download another program called putty to access the console for the first time...Now why dont they tell people these information right up front? by the console access icon? Why dont they use inputboxes for simply login and access? up to now, I have not been able to login. 3 more attempts at this stupidity and I am going to cancel the account.

  • Same problem here. First I started getting "ssh: connect to host x.x.x.x port 22: Connection refused" then trying to login using their console I am getting "login incorrect". I also tried to reset password several times and still no luck with logging in.

  • I managed to login after i read the following "Note
    When the console boots up, there is a chance that it will read the state of your SHIFT key for certain characters incorrectly. In particular, your number keys may show their alternate functions. To reset this behavior and ensure that your key strokes are being received correctly, hit the SHIFT and CTRL keys a few times. When your number keys display the correct characters, your keyboard is operating as it should." here https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-the-digitalocean-console-to-access-your-droplet
    But nevertheless it's kinda awkward and they must fix their console app IMO.

    Most users will manage their DigitalOcean Droplets using SSH, PuTTY, or an installed control panel. However, it's possible that situations could arise that locks you out of accessing your Droplet through these conventional methods. For instance, changes to your network...
  • Hii all, I am new to digital ocean, last week i created a new droplet, it works fine for 5 days and after that when i do ssh, connection timed out error occurs, when i access through console, i got an error that server disconnected code:1006, shall i know what is the problem?? please reply me asap...

3 Answers

You need to use ssh first to set up the new password after you've logged in through ssh.
Then once that's done, you can then use console access if wanted though ssh is more safe.

Ok finally I manage to access!! Thank you very much =)

Most users will manage their DigitalOcean Droplets using SSH, PuTTY, or an installed control panel. However, it's possible that situations could arise that locks you out of accessing your Droplet through these conventional methods. For instance, changes to your network...
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