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Can't SSH into server as newly created user (Permission denied (publickey)

I followed this guide https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/setting-up-a-new-user-using-ssh and I still get the error: Permission denied (publickey)

How can I create a new user inside my Ubuntu droplet with sudo access that I can access via ssh?

Thanks.


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alexdo
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September 21, 2022

Hello @thomasparfitt

Did you upload the ssh-key to the droplet?

You can check our article on How to Upload an SSH Public Key to an Existing Droplet

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/add-ssh-keys/to-existing-droplet/

You can check this article on How to Add/Delete users

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-add-and-delete-users-on-ubuntu-20-04

Regards