Adding new SSH Key to Exisiting Droplet

Posted January 25, 2016 20.4k views
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Hey Guys,

I recently did a fresh OS install on my local machine and forgot to backup my SSH Keys. I generated a new SSH Key on my now “NEW” machine and copied the public ssh_key to /Home/USER/.ssh/authorized_keys however I am still unable to SSH into the Server, The connection continues to time out… Has anyone had any similar problems?

Thank you in advance.

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You should add your ssh private key to your ssh-agent
First check if your ssh-agent is running, then ssh-add you private key