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ssh-key on already existed droplet

If I have already created my droplet, how can I add ssh-key to it?


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@asb you didnt get me buddy, i hire various freelancer time to time for individual work in my server. and i need to give me my password for root access. what should i do in this case? isnt there any way to secure my server by giving them a sort of access by which they cant bring harm if they want?

also, i can add ssh key to my droplet by deploying from snapshot. correct?

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You simply need to paste the contents of your public key into the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the server. On a Mac or Linux computer, you can send your key to the server with this one command:

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub | ssh username@server.ip.addr "mkdir -p ~/.ssh && cat ~/.ssh/authorized_keys"

For all the details, check out this tutorial: