Deleting / Creating new SSH Keys
I created a rsa-ssh key about a week ago and was able to connect it perfectly.
Due to technical issues on my laptop I had to reset it to factory settings, and I forgot to save the rsa private key.
I am trying to create a new set of ssh keys. I deleted the current ssh keys and created a new set and added the new rsa pub key on digital ocean.
Nevertheless when trying to connect ssh firstname.lastname@example.org it still would not work. I logged into the server via the DO console and did cat ~/.ssh/authorizedkeys. The outputted key was the old key, which surprised me since I thought DO was in charge of updating the authorizedkeys file when updating the SSH Keys on DO. So I deleted authorizedkeys and created a new one with the correct permissions (600) and typed the entire idrsa.pub in it since clipboard is not enabled on your DO console. Still does not work. Now I can not delete the current SSH Key because of error Not Found on DO.
HELP! haha :)
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