Server Refused My Key :: Windows | Putty -> Digital Ocean
Okay, I am new to Digital Ocean and here’s what I have done so far. I have only 1 droplet in use now.
I created a droplet on Ubuntu 12.x. Initially I wasn’t able to set up SSH (although it was far more seamless to set up the same on AWS). Since I am connecting from a Windows System here is what i did: -
I used PuttyGen to generate the Public Key and Private key. I copy pasted the public key from PuttyGen into the “Add SSH Keys” section in digital ocean and it was accepted.
I then saved my private key locally and configured putty to accept this private key when attempting to connect at port 22.
I tried to log on to digital ocean but it failed saying - “server refused key”.
I then realized that I needed to go to /.ssh and update the authorized_keys file with the same public key that I had copied onto the site’s SSH.
I did this by opening authorized_keys in vi editor and copied the public key signature.
I then tried to connect again from putty using SSH. I still get the “server refused key” and instead have to connect using my password.
Am I missing something here?