doctl compute ssh-key create

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doctl compute ssh-key create <key-name> [flags]




Use this command to add a new SSH key to your account.

Specify a <key-name> for the key, and set the --public-key flag to a string with the contents of the key.

Note that creating a key will not add it to any Droplets.


Option Description
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ```ID, Name, FingerPrint`.
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--public-key Key contents (required)
Command Description
doctl compute ssh-key Display commands to manage SSH keys on your account

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false