Invalid base ssh key Error message when adding ssh key on droplet creation.

Posted August 26, 2018 5.1k views

I have created a public and private key using Puttygen. I added public key to digital ocean. I then create a droplet and select the saved ssh key. When I then select to create the droplet I get an error message.

The error message is “ Invalid Base SSH Key”.

Can someone advise please?

Thank you


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PuTTYgen adds a comment to public key file near the end which looks like this rsa-key-20180826. You may need remove it.