Question

How to i recover or reset ssh key ubuntu

Posted November 4, 2015 11.1k views
UbuntuSecurityDigitalOcean

Hello, I lost my laptop on which i have set up ssh connection to my droplets. Now, I got a new machine with ubuntu 15.04 but i dont know how i can reset so as i can ssh my remote server via this new machine.
Suprisingly, I had not backed up my ssh key

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

×
1 answer

First you will have to login to the server via SSH using your user password or using the console on the control panel. SSH keys are stored in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file. Now you can remove your SSH or replace it with a new SSH key. Once you have done that, you will be able to join using the new SSH key.

Submit an Answer