Having trouble using SSH to login as root user
Beginner here. This seems like it should be a simple fix but I’ve been wracking my brain for a couple days and can not figure out how to connect to my droplet.
OS: Windows 10
Shell: Bash (I’m on a new Windows computer but came from Mac so I downloaded bash so I can keep using UNIX commands)
Goal: I’m trying to SSH into my DO droplet
Steps I’ve taken:
1) I sudo into root user
2) checked the sshconfig file to allow root user log in
3) tried to ssh into my server with root login
4) error code:
firstname.lastname@example.org: Permission denied (publickey).
5) I’ve generated new keys (ssh key-gen) several times. Each time, I overwrite old files
6) searched local machine for ssh keys (idrsa) and nothing.
What could be the issue here? Are the keys misnamed? If I’m using bash, do I have to save the SSH keys in Ubuntu? I’m new to Microsoft, are there firewall settings that might be blocking the connection?
Any help would be very appreciated!
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