I am trying to import the RSA-key of an SSH key-pair by copy-pasting into the Console, the windowed terminal application that opens when you click “console” on the Droplet page.
The prompt only seems to accept normal commands and filters out and really messes up some other characters. (supposedly those who have to be back-slashed (“”) normally, while in a normal computer based terminal.)
I´m on MacOS, Yosemite, and using the terminal application. I cannot log in via the terminal and copy-paste from there because the SSH key is not currently in the Droplet list of approved and used SSH-keys. So catch 22 on trying this anywhere except for in the DO Online environmet´s “Console” window. That´s where I am, but I cannot import the text, it just messes up the pasted text.
This is my command that I am trying with:
echo "ssh-rsa AAAAB3... ...79akr/oys9 user@my-computer" \ >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys
So this command should enter the ssh-rsa text line into the authorized_keys file and then I´ll open it in nano editor to have a look.
Also, the code was copied directly from one of the documentation pages here on DO:
Perhaps I´d have an additional issue in the last part of my echo statement, the “user@my-computer”, in the post that is set to “email@example.com”, so the user and IP of the droplet, instead of my local machine. But still, the copy-paste is the issue here. It does not work.
I know what most would think - “why not just open up the nano editor and paste the code directly into the file?”
Well the nano editor messes up the code pasted into it as well. When I try to import a simple HTML tag into nano editor in the Console app, it fails too. Messes up the initial
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Surely I´m missing something?
Possible solutions I see: using terminal on my local computer to upload a txt file via scp (which is based on ssh, no?, so catch 22 again). Using an import command from the Console app online to do the same.
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