How do I ssh to a Kubernetes node?

Is there a way to SSH to a kubernetes node droplet? When I created the kubernetes cluster there was no option to authorize an ssh key.

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Hey, first of all you need to give access ssh port on firewall section for your droplet/node. After that you can reset your root password on droplets access tab. When you get your new root password you can ssh to your node.

If you are looking to connect to a pod service in order to run commands, here is the syntax that worked for me:

kubectl exec pod-name -c container-name -i -t bash

I don’t believe there is - the tradeoff of a fully managed service is that you don’t get to log in and break their management.

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