I have just bought a new laptop and I was hoping someone could help guide me on how to download the SSH key from my Ubuntu 14.04 droplet onto my new machine so that I may access my machine again.

Thanks in advance.

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  • Your droplet has a copy of your local machine’s public key which it then matches to the private key stored on your local machine. You need to copy the keypair from your old laptop, not your server (it only contains half the pair).

    What operating system(s) are you running on your old and new laptop?

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This question was answered by @ryanpq:

Your droplet has a copy of your local machine’s public key which it then matches to the private key stored on your local machine. You need to copy the keypair from your old laptop, not your server (it only contains half the pair).

What operating system(s) are you running on your old and new laptop?

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