root user and sshkeys with putty

July 8, 2017 106 views
Logging Ubuntu

Hi, i want to know if the root user must use the same sshkey files every time he want to access to the droplet through ssh. I'm asking this because i'm the root user and i'm not in my home now (where i created the ssh keys and could connect to the droplet fine), and when i follow the same process for the ssh keys configuration and Putty session configuration i get the error:
"No supported authentication methods available (server sent: public key)"

Do i need to configure Putty with the same private key if i'm not using my home's PC?.


1 Answer

Hi @guillegallo88

You can setup as many keys as you want. For example, you can login from 3 different computers to a single droplet, all using different keys.
But you need to be able to login to the droplet to add another key, so if you currently only have the key at home, then you have to wait until you can get to the key.

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