Permission denied (publickey) - new machine
I am pretty new to this but I have been working on a new machine, and a new job. I have multiple droplets I am supposed to be in charge of and I am having trouble logging in. I do the classic
ssh root@IP and get this
email@example.com: Permission denied (publickey).
I have tried just about everything (resetting root, logging into the console, adding my
id_rsa, adding my key, etc… I think I’ve been through every post in the last couple years that I can find on it. When I run
ssh root@IP -v on one of my testing droplets here is the output:
JArnold-008110:~ jarnold$ ssh firstname.lastname@example.org -v OpenSSH_7.9p1, LibreSSL 2.7.3 debug1: Reading configuration data /Users/jarnold/.ssh/config debug1: Reading configuration data /etc/ssh/ssh_config debug1: /etc/ssh/ssh_config line 48: Applying options for * debug1: Connecting to 188.8.131.52 [184.108.40.206] port 22. debug1: Connection established. debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_rsa type 0 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_rsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_dsa type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_dsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_ecdsa type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_ecdsa-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_ed25519 type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_ed25519-cert type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_xmss type -1 debug1: identity file /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_xmss-cert type -1 debug1: Local version string SSH-2.0-OpenSSH_7.9 debug1: Remote protocol version 2.0, remote software version OpenSSH_7.6p1 Ubuntu-4ubuntu0.3 debug1: match: OpenSSH_7.6p1 Ubuntu-4ubuntu0.3 pat OpenSSH_7.0*,OpenSSH_7.1*,OpenSSH_7.2*,OpenSSH_7.3*,OpenSSH_7.4*,OpenSSH_7.5*,OpenSSH_7.6*,OpenSSH_7.7* compat 0x04000002 debug1: Authenticating to 220.127.116.11:22 as 'root' debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT sent debug1: SSH2_MSG_KEXINIT received debug1: kex: algorithm: curve25519-sha256 debug1: kex: host key algorithm: ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 debug1: kex: server->client cipher: email@example.com MAC: <implicit> compression: none debug1: kex: client->server cipher: firstname.lastname@example.org MAC: <implicit> compression: none debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_KEX_ECDH_REPLY debug1: Server host key: ecdsa-sha2-nistp256 SHA256:LauYrYlhRFEsuWnliV3OLNHRdoNFGHWx/+yVvGdO9PI debug1: Host '18.104.22.168' is known and matches the ECDSA host key. debug1: Found key in /Users/jarnold/.ssh/known_hosts:1 debug1: rekey after 134217728 blocks debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received debug1: rekey after 134217728 blocks debug1: Will attempt key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_rsa RSA SHA256:NV+19/raPSkndui6/EzFAem14/UO+aUWqQdicJ/h9lc agent debug1: Will attempt key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_dsa debug1: Will attempt key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_ecdsa debug1: Will attempt key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_ed25519 debug1: Will attempt key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_xmss debug1: SSH2_MSG_EXT_INFO received debug1: kex_input_ext_info: server-sig-algs=<ssh-ed25519,ssh-rsa,rsa-sha2-256,rsa-sha2-512,ssh-dss,ecdsa-sha2-nistp256,ecdsa-sha2-nistp384,ecdsa-sha2-nistp521> debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Next authentication method: publickey debug1: Offering public key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_rsa RSA SHA256:NV+19/raPSkndui6/EzFAem14/UO+aUWqQdicJ/h9lc agent debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey debug1: Trying private key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_dsa debug1: Trying private key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_ecdsa debug1: Trying private key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_ed25519 debug1: Trying private key: /Users/jarnold/.ssh/id_xmss debug1: No more authentication methods to try. email@example.com: Permission denied (publickey).
Thanks for any help - this is my first couple weeks using DigitalOcean so I am still learning a lot, but this seems like a common question.
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