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Connect to droplet with SSH: Warning: Identity file /root/.ssh/id_rsa not accessible: No such file or directory.

Hi,

I’m trying to connect to droplet with SSH using DigitalOcean CLI and I’m following this tutorial now: How to Connect to Droplets with SSH :: DigitalOcean Documentation

In step 4, after I run this command:

doctl compute ssh <My Droplet Name>

I got this warning

Warning: Identity file /root/.ssh/id_rsa not accessible: No such file or directory. root@<My Server IP address>: Permission denied (publickey).

However, I can access my public key using cat /home/xichen/.ssh/id_rsa.pub, and I created and uploaded my SSH key successfully on DigitalOcean.

Can anybody help me with please?

Kind regards, Xi


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Accepted Answer

This is because my creation of SSH is not root user, I didn’t change to root user to create it.

After I switching the user to the correct one, I connected to the server successfully.