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ssh-copy-id question

Trying to setup SSH keys so I can connect to my droplets files with filezilla. I should have done this during the droplet creation stage but didn’t and now I have to do it manually.

I’m using this tutorial: https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/add-ssh-keys/to-existing-droplet/

I’m trying to locally use ssh-copy-id to copy my public SSH key to the droplet.

I know I have to substitute the IP address in this example with my droplets IP, but what do I use for username part of the command? Do I use my digitalocean account email address?

ssh-copy-id username@droplet-ip-here

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Hello, you can use root as the username. If you do not have the password, you can reset it via the control panel. Though keep in mind that this would require a quick reboot.