Question

Where do I find Digital Ocean's droplet credentials

Posted August 6, 2020 214 views
DigitalOcean

We were trying to set up the project on the local machine so that we can update the server to 7.4. But while doing we’ll be needing the verification code from Digital ocean so please do let me know whenever you are available so that I can try to access the same????
Additionally, we’ll be needing the Digital Ocean’s droplet credentials so that I can access the project files too???

I haven’t a clue where I will find these - can anyone help?

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.

×
2 answers

Hello,

You should be getting the details of the Droplet credentials to the email associated with that account.

Default user name would be “root” and password will be provided in that email too.

Just in case, you would want to reset it, refer to below link:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/reset-root-password/

If you are logging into your Droplet for the first time, you will need to login with the temporary password provided to you via email. To log in, enter the root username and temporary password from the email you received. You will then be prompted by the Droplet’s operating system to change the root password. You will need to type your new password twice to complete the process. Please note that this is different from most passwords you use. Normally, services only ask for the new password twice, but in Unix/Linux, you’ll need to input both the old and new password twice.

The process should look like this:

Hostname Login: (enter username from email)

Password: (enter password from email)

You are required to change your password immediately (root enforced)

Changing password for root.(current) UNIX password: (enter password from email)

Enter new UNIX password: (enter new password of your choice)

Retype new UNIX password: (confirm your new password)

Cheers,
Sri Charan

Hi @AdorableBlueGreenSeal,

As said in the above comment, you might need to reset your password from your Control Panel —> Droplet –> Reset Root Password. From there you’ll receive an E-mail providing you with the new root password. My recommendation, change it as soon as possible.

To change it you can SSH to your droplet

ssh root@XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

Where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is your IP address. Once you are logged in if you are not automatically asked to change it, you can do so by typping the following command:

passwd

This will change the password of the user you are logged in which would be root at that point.

Regards,
KFSys

Submit an Answer