Connecting to your Server

Last change on 2022-06-28 • Created on 2021-12-13

After your server has been created, you can connect to it via SSH by using a command-line interface (CLI).

  1. Enter the following command to connect to your server remotely

    $ ssh root@<>

    Change <> to the actual IP address of your own server.

    You can copy your IP address from the Cloud Console by clicking directly on the address.


    CLI warning

    If there is a warning about host authenticity, you can enter yes.

    The authenticity of host '<> (<>)' can't be established.
    ECDSA key fingerprint is SHA256:Jw/3FIJwpp3FIJw/3FIJw/3FppLVppmjWs.
    Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no/[fingerprint])?

    The fingerprint shown in the warning will be saved locally and automatically be recognized in the future. You can access this fingerprint in the following file:


    If you delete your server, the fingerprint will no longer be valid.

  2. The next step will depend on whether you have added an SSH key when you created your server

    SSH key

    If you have not set a password, you will automatically be connected. If you have set a password, please enter it now.

    No SSH key

    Your root password will have been mailed to you if you created a server without selecting an SSH key. Please enter it now.

    Please note that your password will not be visible in the CLI.

  3. Change your password

    The first time you login into your server via root password you will be asked to change your password.

    Please enter your current password and set your new password.

You are now connected to your server. To disconnect, enter CTRL+D.