Some about console access

May 31, 2015 864 views
Logging DigitalOcean

Excuse,I want to know how to logins the console access,
In the black screen
logins in: (I use the ip or my ID,but all cant)
password: (no password on it,but i have writte,maybe it will hide password?)
then I cant login in it.

please tell me how can i do,thanks!

1 Answer

By default the username you will use when accessing your droplet via ssh or the console in the control panel is "root" (this differs on FreeBSD where the user is "freebsd" and on coreos where the default user is "core").

The password you enter will be the one emailed to you when you created your droplet. On Linux there is no visual feedback whatsoever when you are typing in your password (no ***** is displayed). This will not prevent you from typing in the password and pressing enter.

If you set up ssh keys with your droplet you will need to set up a root password before you can access the console. To do this, log in via ssh and run the passwd command. After doing this you will be able to log in via the console as the root user with the password you defined.

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