Connected with SSH as root but ask for password

July 13, 2016 361 views
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Part of a team, I try to connect to a droplet.

  • I have added my SSH Key. I can connect as root but prompt ask me for password. My colleague (owner) does not have this issue.

We tried disable the Password for Root Login as explained here : https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-ssh-keys--2

but still the same. Any ideas ?


2 Answers
ryanpq MOD July 13, 2016
Accepted Answer

Was your ssh key added to the droplet when it was created? If not, you will need to manually add your public key to /root/.ssh/authorized_keys before it can be used. Adding it to the control panel will make it available when you create a new droplet but will not add it to droplets that already exist.

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