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How do I Copy a CSR key from my droplet console?

Posted November 19, 2020 392 views
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Hello, I generated a CSR through my digital ocean droplet, and I am unable to copy and paste the material. How can I select the text needed, or what commands can I use to copy it? Thank you!

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Hi there @djchris2747,

What I could suggest is using SSH to connect to your Droplet rather than the web console. You can follow the steps on how to do that here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/

Another option is to use SFTP with FileZilla and download the CSR directly through there:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/transfer-files/

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby

Hello, all

The Copy/Paste functionality of our web console is a bit odd; the code backing it is custom due to the way the VNC window is implemented for accessing your Droplet. It isn’t a good idea, in my experience, to rely on the console for long copy/pasting like an SSH key.

My recommended method to get the key on the Droplet is over SSH itself. Also the web console is intended to access your droplet in a case of emergency in order to sort out the issue. I will highly recommend to use a ssh-client in order to access and manage your droplet.

You can also check our docs on How to Connect to Droplets with SSH:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/

There are two options at the bottom of the doc:
Connect with OpenSSH
and
Connect with PuTTY

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex