Unable to SFTP in via Filezilla.


I am a total noob but (thanks to this forum) I managed to set up my first droplet, install everything I needed, set up a key pair and and connect and upload via FileZilla.

So I was expecting my second stab at this to be a piece of cake…


Having already created my RSA key pair for droplet 1, I simply ticked the SSH Key box when I created droplet 2.

Via the terminal, everything works fine - I can SSH/SFTP in no problem.

But when connecting through FileZilla I just get ‘Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available (server sent: publickey)’.

Clearly I’ve skipped a vital step this time round but after four hours of Googling I am no nearer figuring out what the heck that is.

Can anyone help?


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That worked! Thanks!

Am confused as to how I am already able to connect to my first droplet without ever having done this previously?

Any ideas on that?


Did you add your SSH key to FileZilla? You can do that in SettingsConnectionSFTP. More detailed instructions with screenshots here.

If you’re on Linux or macOS, your SSH key is most likely located at ~/.ssh/id_rsa.