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Non-Root user SSH login

I created a user named meteor, and want to login to my droplet using a key for user meteor. What I did was:

  1. login as root then create user meteor
  2. created /home/meteor/.ssh
  3. copied my keyfile.pub to /home/meteor/.ssh (same key used for root user)
  4. chown meteor:meteor keyfile.pub

I still can’t ssh into the droplet with user meteor. It gives me the following error: meteor@...: Permission denied (publickey).

What am I missing?

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@jarland Thanks, that worked.

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Greetings!

No worries, you’re almost there. Just a small change. In /home/meteor/.ssh you need an authorized_keys file. Your public key should be pasted as one line in the authorized_keys file, and you should have the private key from the same pair on your local system. That should have you up and running :)

Jarland