Well, when you create a droplet with an SSH key, by default password logins are disabled. I offer to install an ssh key and provide instructions for enabling password logins (and do that if asked). I can’t find instructions for creating an SSH key for PuTTy that typical install customers can follow, though I have talked a few Mac users through sending me a key. This happens at most a couple times a year (1 in 50 installs?).
So, to type 3 lines into a shell three times a year, the Digital Ocean console really isn’t a bad tool for the typical install customer. They don’t have to install putty, or remember what it was that they installed the last time they did this strange thing. Even if they have a Mac, most people find the terminal a strange thing indeed.
Yeah, I’m a ‘typical’ user on a Mac and I have no idea about SSH keys etc… I used to just hit the 1-click update option, but it’s not working at the moment as I need to add those lines of code into the console but I can’t. Frustrating.
That’s not the default on Digital Ocean though, so unless you created this droplet, that wouldn’t necessarily be the case.
You should be able to use the root username and password provided by Digital Ocean when you set up the droplet @christian_01. Or you could ask a geeky / technical friend to help you if you’re really stuck.