Root password accepted on Lish, but not on Terminal login

I have multiple droplets on DigitalOcean and have never had this problem…

I just “reset root password” on DigitalOcean. Password is still not accepted via Terminal (Terminal is prompting for the password). But password is accepted on Lish. For testing, I disabled UFW via Lish. But could still not login via Terminal.

Any ideas? Debian 11

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September 22, 2022

Hello @reid,

Have you tried using a different ssh-client? You can also reset the current terminal tab window and re-attempt the connection.

If the issue is still persistent, please provide the output which you can extract with the -vvv argument that Bobby mentioned.


Hi there,

What is the exact error that you get when you try to login?

What I usually do is to add the -vvv flag so that I could get a more verbose output and see what the problem might be.

Feel free to do that and share the output here!

Also is root login enabled in your sshd_config?



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