What username for Login to Console on a Digital Ocean Droplet running FreeBSD 12

by Basil Bourque   Last Updated July 12, 2019 05:00 AM

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 password.

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.

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