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Can't switch between root and normal user via ssh

Posted July 4, 2017 2.1k views
FAQUbuntu 16.04

created keys in puttygen, created a droplet, pointed ssh key, went to the server using PUTTY, created a new user and can’t bring him idrsa and idrsa.pub, because the root user in the folder /.only the ssh authorized_keys file, what to do in this case?

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Please see this tutorial on how to copy your PuTTy SSH key to your Droplet:

To copy the key to another user as root, go into the user’s home directory, run the commands in the tutorial (replacing ~ with /home/user), and the change the files’ ownership to the user:

sudo chown -R user:user /home/user/.ssh
by Pablo Carranza
This tutorial runs through creating SSH keys with PuTTY to connect to your virtual server.
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