Create SSH Keys. You shall be prompted for a passphrase (I would recommend putting in a passphrase, at least it would still be secure if someone get hold of your SSH Keys).
ssh-keygen -t rsa -f [FILENAME] -C "[NAME]" mv [FILENAME] [FILENAME].pem
Now you would have 2 files:
When created a new droplet, at the
Add you SSH keys section, click
New SSH Key. Copy the content of
SSH key content and enter a
After a droplet is created, you can ssh into the server using the following command.
ssh -i [FILENAME].pem root@[SERVER_IP_OR_DOMAIN_NAME]
Note: remember to backup and secure the
.pem file and remember the passphrase.
Note: I prefer to use the above method to store my SSH keys in my own directory (for proper file naming and backup). You can also follow this tutorial which store SSH keys at default