What is the default user name and password?

Posted July 10, 2012 132.1k views
I create a new droplet used 'Ubuntu 12.04 X32' image. What is the default user name and password when I login to the server with your html5 console?
  • I am a bit confused about the password to login into the Terminal (web interface) as well.

    I created a Dropplet for Ghost and I provided an SSH key. So if I understood the system do not send a password.

    So now, how can I login into the Terminal? Or, how do I reset/create a new password?

  • I have ssh authentication configured so I use my private key to log in. But when I try to change from some other user to root account using su command I am asked for root password. What is this password?

  • @lukedd how are you switching to root? If you are logged in to an user with sudo privilege, this should prompt your for its own password, not root’s: sudo -s.

  • @kamaln7 I was logged in to an user without sudo priviledge so I used su command to switch from this user to root and it asked me for root password. Of course I was able to log in as root because I used my private ssh key to log in as root. The problem was that I had to restart my ssh client everytime I wanted to switch from user without sudo priviledge to root. However I found solution. I changed root password with passwd command, and now I know it. I also disabled logging in by password for security reasons so I can now log in only using private key (by default logging in using password is enabled even if you put your public ssh key during droplet creation).

  • I did not email regarding password.

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Go to Access section in your machine dashboard page and click on Reset Root Password. The password will be mailed to you…you can use this password to login into your machine.
And default username is root .

The default username is: root
And the password is the one that is emailed to you.

The password is case sensitive, so please be sure to enter it exactly as it was emailed.

In the HTML5 console after you enter in the username "root", when you enter in the password it will not be echoed to the terminal, so it will look like nothing is being inputted but that is just because of security.

If you have any other questions please let us know.

You can change the password from the command line with the command "passwd"