How to add ssh pub key into authorized keys??

September 14, 2016 1.6k views
Ubuntu DigitalOcean Applications

I need to paste my ssh pub key into authorized key.
I really can’t copy / paste it like we normally do on cmd. Also few people tried sendstring method but thats also not working for me as I can’t open developer tool on cmd window.

Please suggest me some solution.

1 Answer


It sounds like you’re using the web remote console to access your Droplet. The remote console is intended for emergency access and recovery in case you are not able to log in to your Droplet via SSH. Therefore, it has limited functionality and does not support copy/paste.

We recommend using an SSH client to log in to your Droplet and manage it. Here are some tutorials that should help you do that:

For the record, you can paste in PuTTy by right-clicking anywhere on the terminal.

by Etel Sverdlov
PuTTY is an open-source SSH and Telnet client for Windows. It allows you to securely connect to remote servers from a local Windows computer. This tutorial will cover how to connect to your Droplet from your local Windows computer using PuTTY.
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