Problem with second SSH key in droplet

April 23, 2014 1.9k views
Hello, I manually added my public ssh key to the authorized keys file on my droplet, but i am not sure exactly how i can access the server from my local shell as it keeps prompting me to enter a password when i try to ssh root@ . I have reloaded the ssh and rebooted the droplet; any advice would be appreciated!
5 Answers
Try running it with the "-v" flag:


ssh -v root@your.ip.address


It should provide some information that might help figure out what is going on here. Could you paste the part that beginning with something like:


debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
Heres what i got from the debug, thanks so much for that useful command!

debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Offering RSA public key: /Users/coreykepple/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
debug1: Offering RSA public key: /Users/coreykepple/.ssh/github_rsa
debug1: Authentications that can continue: publickey,password
debug1: Trying private key: /Users/coreykepple/.ssh/id_dsa
debug1: Next authentication method: password
Are you positive that you typed in the ssh key correctly? The server checks the key and then rejects it before moving onto asking for a password.

I can't help but notice that you seem to have another ssh key for GitHub. There is a handy command named "ssh-import-id" that can import the public ssh key for a user from GitHub.


ssh-import-id gh:$(github_username)


That might be the quickest solution for you.
wow yup i typed it wrong, as i was waiting for a response i went over it again and 1 character was not capitalized; I'm finally into the server from my local machine. While i do not believe my problems are over concerning launching my site; 1 large hurdle has been overcome. I can offer nothing but the deepest gratitude for you're help Andrew, thanks for looking out for the new guys!
No problem! Just glad you got it working.
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