Responsability limit for droplets.

Posted May 1, 2016 2.1k views
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Hey, i’ve a question that’s bugging me, let’s say that one of my friends needs a droplet to mount a web server but does not have a credit card, as I have a DO account, i create a droplet and add his ssh key to the droplet so that he could test his stuff. I’ve read and it states “This will get flagged by our backend and lead to your account being suspended and virtual servers destroyed”, so if he does something bad, all my account servers will go down? my account suspended and my life ruined? I guess that applies to team accounts also?

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Hi Jorge,

You are correct that if someone is using your account to run a server, you are liable for the actions that they take as an account owner. It is definitely up to you to decide if the risk is worth it, and if your friend or any user of your account is trustworthy enough to become responsible for their actions.

  • I’d love it you would just shutdown that sever and not the hole account, because it would also affect us when ever a server is infected :’(

    • You can definitely work with support if there is an issue, but there is a distinction between when a server is compromised vs when a server is being used to host or share something that violates the terms and conditions of the account.