my machine crashed i lost my terminal access to the droplet Permission denied (publickey).

April 7, 2018 656 views
DigitalOcean Debian

how to get the new public and private key for my drop let so that i can access the droplet by terminal

1 Answer

Most likely you just need to load your key into your host machines ssh-agent - For MacOS or Linux you can use the following…

eval `ssh-agent`
ssh-add /path/to/private/key


ssh -i /path/to/private/key username@droplet

  • still giving me Permission denied (publickey).

    • try issuing killall ssh-agent first - if you have multiple keys then it may be trying the wrong ones first which cause it to fail out.

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