To log in to your Droplet with SSH, you need three pieces of information:
- The Droplet’s IP address
- The default username on the server
- The default password for that username, if you aren’t using SSH keys
To get your Droplet’s IP address, visit the DigitalOcean Control Panel. The IP address is displayed in the IP Address column after your Droplet has been created. You can mouse over it to copy it into your clipboard.
The default username is root on most operating systems, like Ubuntu and CentOS. Exceptions to this include CoreOS, where you’ll log in as core, Rancher, where you’ll log in as rancher, and FreeBSD, where you’ll log in as freebsd.
If you uploaded SSH keys to your account and chose Add SSH Keys upon Droplet creation, you can connect to the Droplet using your preferred SSH client or command line. If you did not use the SSH option, the Droplet’s password is the password you set during creation.
You can also check our existing tutorial on how to connect via ssh:
Hope that this helps!