Starting a new droplet and getting "Too many authentication failures" immediately.

Posted February 1, 2018 3.2k views
APIUbuntu 16.04

I’m building a script to auto-start droplets when needed. While testing today I suddently started receiving the “Too many authentication failures” when I try to SSH into the new droplets.

Have I reached some sort of limit?

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Doing some digging into this I found this which details that this can sometimes happen if your client offers too many ssh keys to a server. Try reconnecting using the ssh command with the -v flag so it will print the details of it’s attempt to the console. This should provide some additional insight on what is happening.