What is the Centos 7.5 default username and password?

Posted July 31, 2018 24.4k views
Linux BasicsCentOS

I just installed a fresh install of CentOS 7.5 and I’m struggling with the default username and password.
In the past, I’ve always used root and then enter as the password and that worked fine. But now it just says wrong username.
Any help would be great.

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Hello friend!

If you create a droplet without using SSH keys, we generate a unique password and email it to your account email. If you do create a droplet with SSH keys then there will be no working password, and the only way to log in to it will be by using your private key.

Kind Regards,