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'.
  6. To the right, click the 'Import Key Pair' button.
  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.
  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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