How do I put my SSH key on my droplet? (Publickey,password in particular)

March 15, 2015 770 views
Security

Hello, I've read the tutorial, and I'm sure I'm missing something.
I create an SSH key etc. and create a password. But when I go to place it on one of my droplets and it asks for the password, it won't accept it.
It eventually asks for a publickey,password and I'm not sure what to put. I'm very much a novice so did I simply miss something?

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  • When you create an SSH key, it gives you the option to apply a password to it. You can just leave that blank if you want (both times: password, and confirm password)

    Then, once you add your public key to the authorized_keys file, you can log in without having to use a password.

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This question was answered by @sierracircle:

When you create an SSH key, it gives you the option to apply a password to it. You can just leave that blank if you want (both times: password, and confirm password)

Then, once you add your public key to the authorized_keys file, you can log in without having to use a password.

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