SSH droplet asks for login

December 21, 2014 983 views

I've created a new Ubuntu/Ghost droplet using an SSH key & whenever I try to access the console I get the following message:

<droplet name> login:

Since I've used an SSH key to create this droplet I've not been sent a root password so have no idea what I'm supposed to be entering here. Any help would be much appreciated.

P.S. This is my first attempt at using SSH so forgive me if this is blindingly obvious

1 Answer

SSH key based authentication will not work when trying to login via the web-based console. Your browser session does not have access to your SSH keys. If you need to use the web-based console, you can reset the root password in the control panel.

For more information on using SSH to connect to your server, check out this article:

If you have recently created a DigitalOcean Droplet, and you are new to working with Linux servers, you will need to learn how to use SSH to connect to and manage it. SSH, which stands for Secure Shell, is an encrypted network protocol that is used to for, among other...
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