What I should do with System generated root access password

August 1, 2016 2.6k views
Server Optimization WordPress Configuration Management Deployment

Hi, I am using SSH key to login my droplet. Recently I migrated the droplet to a new datacenter. When I created a droplet from snapshot, in the welcome email, there was a root access password. But access to my droplet is enabled through SSH Key. So, what i should do with this system generated root access password. Should I ignore it or what ?

3 Answers

Well, I personally would lock the root account and add another account with sudo priviledges, block ssh as root and just use the SSH key.

Rendering the original root password useless :)

Before running the command, take a snapshot.

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