SSH issue for newly created droplets

  • Posted on February 22, 2015
  • ducduongAsked by Duc Duong

I created my first CoreOS droplet, put my ssh public key there.

When I went to Console Access from my account, it asked for login, entered root, then it asked for password. I don’t have a password because I created the droplet with SSH key.

Same thing happened when trying to ssh from my local machine.

I even tried to destroy and recreate the droplet, but it doesn’t help.

Any thought?



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Hello, there

As per the other comments, the user should be "core"and not “root”

You can ssh to the droplet with the following command:

  1. ssh core@DropletIP

If you want to specify the ssh-key you can also use the -iargument:

  1. ssh -i ~/.ssh/ssh-key core@DropletIP

Regards, Alex


my bad, the default user for coreOS is core, not root