Using a code-server 1 click app

Posted October 1, 2020 670 views
Ubuntu 18.04VS Code

Hi, I was trying to follow along on the tutorial for implementing code-server from the marketplace here:

But when I entered the console and logged into root user, I couldn’t find any of the directories it was mentioning via ll. Namely: “/etc/code-server/pass”

Am I doing something wrong? Is the app broken?

Please help. :(

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Hi @gabbyvilloria,

I just created a code-server from the marketplace. I can confirm the file


was there.

Additionally, when you entered via SSH were you shown the following message in your terminal :

Welcome to code-server.
code-server may be accessed at
The password for accessing code-server has been randomly generated
and placed in /etc/code-server/pass.
The /home/coder directory is mounted inside the code-server container
as /home/coder so your project directory on the droplet is at /home/coder/project.
Nothing else is mounted in.
The certificate code-server uses is self signed. It is normal
if your browser gives you a warning when try to access it for the first time.
You can use your own certificate easily by adjusting the arguments to code-server
in /usr/local/bin/code-server.
If you wish to change the password, just modify /etc/code-server/pass
and then restart the code-server systemd unit.
Docs for code-server are available at
This droplet also has nginx configured to redirect all HTTP requests to HTTPS.

I assume by accident you have created just a simple droplet rather than one from the marketplace with code-server inside.

I’ll urge you to try one more time to create the droplet.