As an alternative to making an ssh connection to your Droplet on DigitalOcean, they offer a "Console" which is a VNC connection, akin to plugging a monitor and keyboard into your virtual server.
When opening such a Console window, I am prompted for a
login and then
Having created my Droplet with a SSH key, I do not know what the
login might be, nor what the
password might be.
? How does one login via the Console to a Droplet on DigitalOcean?
My Droplet is running FreeBSD 12, if that matters.
I have seen the documentation page, How to Regain Access to Droplets using the DigitalOcean Droplet Console. That page does have a section Log In with the Console. But little explanation of the login name or password is given. It mentions:
At the login prompt, enter the user you want to log in as. This will typically be the root user or a user configured with sudo privileges.
But for my new FreeBSD droplet,
root did not work as a login name.
If I use the
freebsd user, I am stuck at the prompt for a password. There is no password established, so Catch-22.
…and on it goes.