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Unable to add ssh key on a new droplet

I am trying to create a new droplet with ssh login. I used ssh-keygen to create a new key and copied the public key to the prompt but I am getting Something went wrong error when I try to sumbit it.

How can I resolve this issue.

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Ok, it started working all of a sudden now


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Hello, all

You can also check our existing tutorials on how to upload your ssh-keys to new or existing droplets:

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

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

Hope that this helps! Regards, Alex

Hi @bktotient,

You need to add the public part of your SSH key. The public part of your SSH key can be usually found in /root/.ssh/id_rsa.pub. Notice the .pub extension, this means it’s the public part. You have an id_rsa file as well, this is the private part.

Regards, KFSys