unable to ssh between droplets

i setup 2 droplets in LON1 with the same SSH key and private network enabled.

I can connect just fine to both of them from kitty via ssh, and all it ask is username (root).

But if i try to scp or ssh from inside one droplet to another, it keeps asking for a password, which i never set.

root@Webapps01:~# ssh The authenticity of host ‘ (’ can’t be established. ECDSA key fingerprint is 31:22:0e:5a:20:cc:20:2e:20:2d:20:a6:7b:86:ed:e3. Are you sure you want to continue connecting (yes/no)? yes Warning: Permanently added ‘’ (ECDSA) to the list of known hosts. root@’s password: Permission denied, please try again. root@’s password: Permission denied, please try again. root@’s password: Permission denied (publickey,password).

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When I have had that happen, the problem has usually been related to permissions on the key.