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Is it possible to get the ssh key (name or id) of a droplet through api?

Would like to know if we can get the name or id of the ssh key of a droplet through API because while creating droplet from the snapshot I don’t want pass all the keys in my account. Is there any other way to solve it.


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Hello, @vimalSeal

Thanks for clearing this out.

I think if you follow up my suggestion this should help you to create the new droplet and to use the ssh_key that was attached/used with the existing droplet in question.

Regards, Alex

Hello, @vimalSeal

You can check our official documentation of the API via this link: https://developers.digitalocean.com/documentation/v2/

You can check the SSH Keys part of the page.

id - This is a unique identification number for the key. This can be used to reference a specific SSH key when you wish to embed a key into a Droplet.
fingerprint - This attribute contains the fingerprint value that is generated from the public key. This is a unique identifier that will differentiate it from other keys using a format that SSH recognizes.
public_key - This attribute contains the entire public key string that was uploaded. This is what is embedded into the root user's authorized_keys file if you choose to include this SSH key during Droplet creation.

name - This is the human-readable display name for the given SSH key. This is used to easily identify the SSH keys when they are displayed.

Let me know how it goes.

Regards, Alex