Can't ssh to my droplet (Ubuntu 16.04.1), Permission denied (publickey) !?

When I try to ssh to my server this happens:

The authenticity of host ‘ (’ can’t be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added ‘’ (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts. Permission denied (publickey).

I managed to put the same ssh key on my local machine and on my droplet and this happens every time. I tried to google the problem but didn’t find any solution :/

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Hi @milann17 ,

I think you need to remove the ssh key from your server (ssh folder) and from your local PC.

Try to login to your server with this tutorial.

Today I create a new droplet. Im trying to connect on terminal with ssh and all is double checked nothing wrong .Server say is Permission denied (publickey).

My old droplet still working very well. I think maybe ubuntu 16.04.2 something wrong.

Tnx deleting folders did the job for me :)

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