New to Linux and adding SSH Keys to Virtual Servers

December 27, 2015 417 views
One-Click Install Apps Django Ubuntu

I just created a Django Ubuntu Droplet and added a public key to it. Its created now and when I use the Access Control I see all this stuff. What do I do next? The welcome email did not cover that.

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When you created the droplet, did you add the public key after? If so, you will need to manually add the key to your droplet for authentication.

The reason for using ssh keys is to avoid using password authentication and rely on an encryption key for authentication purposes. Once added, you should be able to login without a password prompt and then use your linux system as normal.

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