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Where to get my SSH private key?

Hi, I have followed this tutorial to create a SSH key pair through my droplet’s command line: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-ssh-keys-with-digitalocean-droplets

It seems everything went fine, but where is now my private key to use with FileZilla?

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I’ve deleted all my private key files from my own windows pc (c:\users\bob.ssh\id_rsa) and still I’m able to connect to my DO droplet. How come? And on Win10 Bash, I’ve deleted the keys from “C:\Users\Bob\AppData\Local\Packages\CanonicalGroupLimited.Ubuntu18.04onWindows_79rhkp1fndgsc\LocalState\rootfs\home\bobu.ssh\id_rsa” and still I’m able to connect. How come?

This question was answered by @kamaln7:

@JonsJava you shouldn’t copy your private key to your server. The server only needs your public key - which should be stored in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys along with the other public keys that are allowed to connect - to authenticate you.

@maelga open FileZilla, go to Preferences -> SFTP -> Add keys, and add your SSH private key (/home/yourusername/.ssh/id_rsa).

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