The reason why this may be important to you is that ssh protocol is used to synchronize files between your workstation and your server. If you plan to use:
to copy files to your Digital Ocean droplet you should start with setting up your ssh keys.
2. Generate a new SSH key
Open your shell and create a new ssh key:
$ ssh-keygen -t rsa -C "firstname.lastname@example.org" -f developer
You will be asked for a passphrase. To make the things easier you can use empty passphrase. Just press Enter key twice.
The command will create two files:
Move these files to your
$ mv developer* ~/.ssh
.ssh/directory does not exist, you can create it with:
$ cd $ mkdir .ssh
3. Add the SSH key to your Digital Ocean account
Log in to your Digital Ocean
account and upload the key
developer.pub using SSH keys/Add SSH Key
4. Create a new droplet
During creation of a new droplet remember
about adding your
developer key to the
list of authorized keys.
5. Update your .ssh/config
Open your SSH configuration file with vi:
$ vi ~/.ssh/config
.ssh/configfile does not exist, you can create it with
$ touch .ssh/config.
Then enter the configuration for your droplet hosted by Digital Ocean:
Host DigitalOcean HostName 188.8.131.52 User root IdentityFile ~/.ssh/developer
The IP comes from your droplet properties page.
6. Verify your ssh access
Run the command:
$ ssh DigitalOcean
It should start a new ssh session to your droplet.