Question

The problem when i add the ssh key to the droplet existing

Posted June 11, 2018 816 views
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Hello everyone,

I’m new with the DigitalOcean. I followed the instructions described in this article: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-ssh-keys-with-digitalocean-droplets.

I already created my ssh keys and i want to add the key to a droplet existing.

Si i used “ cat ~/.ssh/idrsa.pub | ssh root@[your.ip.address.here] "cat >> ~/.ssh/authorizedkeys” “. I tried either the ssh public or the ssh private, i have the same message: Permission denied (publickey).

Ì don’t know how to do with this problem. Someone can help me. Thanks. :)

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Hello, @clinquier

You can follow this article on how to add your ssh key to an existing droplet:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/add-ssh-keys/to-existing-droplet/

Also keep in mind that you can always access your droplet via the console from the control panel and add the key from there.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Regards,
Alex

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