I really need help with figuring out how to get everything to work with outline. I recently got a new computer and totally forgot how I set everything up on my old one as this was ages ago. I’m trying to SSH to one of the servers on Laravel Forge (Digital Ocean) but I can’t and I don’t know why.

Can you please help me with this? I understand you probably have follow-up questions and I will do my best to provide an answer. On my previous computer I could just click the VPN, then connect to any server I had on forge via ssh forge@ip.

As far as I can tell I think I used an SSH key provided by Digital Ocean to gain access to my Laravel Forge servers via Outline VPN. and from there I could connect to the server I wanted.

Could somebody help me please figure out which key from Digital Ocean I should paste into Outline VPN?

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Hi there,

What you could do if you’ve lost your SSH key is to follow the steps here on how to recover access to your Droplet:


That way you will be able to upload a new SSH key in case that you’ve lost your old one.

DigitalOcean does not provide you with an SSH key, but it is a key that you generate locally on your laptop and then you upload to your DigitalOcean account.

Regarding the VPN question, you should still be able to follow the guide above in order to get a new SSH key uploaded to your Droplet, and then if your Droplet is behind a firewall that is only accessible via a VPN, you could also connect to your VPN and then try to SSH with the new key.

Let me know how it goes!



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