I cannot access my Droplet through SSH from Mac OS terminal

Access via Droplet console works well. Any attempt logging via SSH user@ip.x.x.x produces error : Permission denied (publickey). I have regenerated SSH, again, uploaded via Droplet console. Works well through droplet access but does not via Terminal from Mac. No idea how/where to move forward.

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September 14, 2022

Hi @maximcrab,

This means that your Terminal is not using the said SSH key you’ve provided your Droplet with.

You need to create an SSH key on your Mac Terminal and using the Droplet Console add it to your droplet in /root/.ssh/authorized_keys then try again.

Additionally, check your sshconfig on your Mac ~/.ssh/sshconfig and see if you haven’t specified a different place for your identity_file/sshkey.

Yes, unfortunately, the same error: Permission denied (publickey).

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