Can I regrain access to my server without resetting current keys and settings?

Posted February 12, 2019 758 views
NginxUbuntu 18.04

I have a SSH key login to my droplet on my laptop(Ubuntu 18.04), which unexpectedly went to repair yesterday. I am hoping it will be fixed next week and my question is: can I access my droplet through something else meanwhile? I can log into the web console easily on my other laptop(windows 10), but I would like to use FileZilla or something else to access it. Is it possible to log into my droplet without changing my existing key, or can I add multiple ones? Maybe copying it from digital ocean somehow or console? I’m scared I will mess with the current configuration and I would want to avoid that.
Any help greatly appreciated.

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You should be able to create another key and assign to your droplet. Check in DigitalOcean control panel.
FileZilla is for FTP, did you install FTP sever on your droplet?

by the way, we are building user friendly control panel to make it easier to do a lot of these tasks, i.e install FTP Server/manage. We are going into beta soon, be sure to sign-up to our mailing list if you’d like to try out beta for free and give feedback.