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Problem with adduser, permission denied (publickey).

After creating a user (logged in as root) and trying to log in, I get “permission denied (publickey).”

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Hi there @tcp,

What you have to do first is:

  • SSH to the Droplet as root

  • Create a new user:

  1. adduser your_user
  • Add the new user to the sudoers group:
  1. usermod -aG sudo your_user
  • Copy the root account’s ~/.ssh/authorized_keys to your new user’s home directory so that you could ssh as your new user:
  1. rsync --archive --chown=your_user:your_user ~/.ssh /home/sammy

Note: change the your_user:your_user part with your actual username.

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

Strange… still the same "Permission denied. (publickey).

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