SSH login from console asks for password when there is none.

  • Posted on January 5, 2015
  • jgwalterAsked by jgwalter

I’ve worked my way through the SSH setup, and am able to log in to my new droplet via a terminal window, as well as my Transmit app on my Mac. However, when I attempt to do the same from the DO Console, it asks me for a password. I did not set up a password in the SSH.

Everything looks correct, but obviously, I am missing something?

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The web console does not use SSH. To your droplet it appears as a local keyboard and mouse so you are not able to use ssh keys to authenticate. If you run passwd once you are logged in via ssh you will be able to create a root password on your droplet to use for web console logins and for using sudo while still using key only authentication for ssh.

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