What is the login name for first login says, “Double click on the session name to connect, and accept the subsequent [popup] that asks if you want to connect to the host.” Fair enought but what is the login name? root?

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Yes. The default user on all droplets (except CoreOS and FreeBSD dropets) is root.

On CoreOS the default user is “core” and on FreeBSD the default user is “freebsd”