Posted January 22, 2014 2.6k views
Hello... I have a droplet with a SSH key installed automatically by DigitalOcean, as specified in the options to create a new droplet. When I SSH as root to the machine, how can I copy that key to be used by a new user I just created (called 'web')? Thank you!

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Log in as web, copy the public key to your clipboard, run mkdir ~/.ssh 2>/dev/null
cat >> ~/.ssh/authorized_keys

The command will wait for your input. Paste your public key, press enter and ctrl-d.