How to upload an SSH key via the DreamCompute dashboard

  1. Find the public key file and open it to copy its contents.
  2. Navigate to the (Panel > 'Cloud Services' > 'DreamCompute') page.
  3. Click the 'View Dashboard' button.
  4. On the left, click 'Compute'.
  5. Click 'Key Pairs'.
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  6. To the right, click the 'Import Key Pair' button.
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  7. Give it a name and paste in the contents of your public key.

    If you only have a private key (no file extension, .pem, or .ppk are a few examples of private keys) or the public key is not in a format that DreamCompute can accept, you'll need to load the private key into a tool like the PuTTY Key Generator or the command-line utility ssh-keygen with the -y parameter to get a properly formatted public key.

  8. Click the 'Import Key Pair' button to save it.
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  9. You can now see it in the dashboard.

Adding the Key pair to an instance

Now that the Key pair exists, you can assign it to a new instance while you're creating it. View the following article for details:

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