SQLSTATE[HY000] [1045] Access denied means you don’t have the right credentials for your database username and password in your ENV files.

Please double check the credentials emailed to you when you configured your server in Digital Ocean

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Remember, before you can access your server, you will need to add a public key via the Laravel Forge server management page. For added security, password authentication over SSH is disabled by default on all Laravel Forge servers and should not be re-enabled.

Server Details
Name: digital-ocean
IP Address:
Private IP Address:
SSH Port:
Sudo Password:
Database Username:
Database Password:

Click Environment on your Laravel Forge. That is your ENV files. Please your that

DB_USERNAME = Database Username
DB_PASSWORD = Sudo Password