What is the Centos 7.5 default username and password?

Hi, 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.

Show comments

Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Want to learn more? Join the DigitalOcean Community!

Join our DigitalOcean community of over a million developers for free! Get help and share knowledge in Q&A, subscribe to topics of interest, and get courses and tools that will help you grow as a developer and scale your project or business.

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, Jarland