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Add ssh key into existing droplet

  • Posted July 26, 2014

How do I add an SSH key into an existing droplet? I created two keys, added into my ssh keys on the panel but my droplets still ask for a password (the keys have no password). Thanks!

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Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

Copy the contents of the public key into (create if it doesn’t exist) /home/(user)/.ssh/authorized_keys or /root/.ssh/authorized_keys if you login as root.

I got it to work by adding the ssh key to both /root/.ssh/authorized_keys and /root/.ssh known_hosts then restarting the droplet