what to do if can't remember public key password

January 11, 2014 2.7k views
I created a new droplet and when I was doing the initial server setup it prompted me for a password, which I don't remember. Is there anything I can do in this situation? ssh root@162.XXX.XXX.XXX The authenticity of host '162.XXX.XXX.XXX)' can't be established. RSA key fingerprint is 37:07:d5:0b:7b Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added '162.XXX.XXX.XXX' (RSA) to the list of known hosts. root@162.XXX.XXX.XXX's password:
2 Answers
You can reset your droplet's root password from our control panel and use the new password to log in.
I created the droplet with the ssl option so no password was sent. I had to add new ssh keys for some reason.

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