Dont work, Add SSH keys after Droplet created

Hello Digital Ocean,

I am César I have three droplets over Linux with password authentication, and I really like to add SSH key auth.

Today I generated my public key by putty key generator but I have not found the option to add this public key to the droplets for using ssh key auth.

I really appreciate your help


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Hello, cesarfarro

You can double check this tutorials on how to create and upload SSH Keys with PuTTY on Windows:

If you’re using a SSH-client the following command with upload the keys for you and you’ll just need to enter your username password:

cat ~/.ssh/ | \
ssh username@ "mkdir -p ~/.ssh && cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Hello @cesarfarro

So you will need to login to the server via the password authentication and paste the public key into ~/.ssh/authorized_keys on a new line

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