Adding an SSH public key to your Render account

SSH is in early access.

To connect to your services remotely, you’ll first need to add an SSH public key to your account. Adding an SSH key to your account will give you access to resources that are owned by you and the teams you belong to.

Render supports RSA and Ed25519 keys.

How to add a key to your account

  1. If you haven’t already, you may want to generate a new SSH key.

  2. Once you’ve generated your key, locate the folder where it was created and copy the public key to your clipboard.
    An example of copying a key in the default location on macOS:

    pbcopy < ~/.ssh/
  3. In the upper-right corner of any dashboard page, click your profile name, and then choose “Account Settings”. ssh keys settings

  4. Click the “Add SSH Key” button. ssh keys button

  5. In the “Name” field, add a descriptive label for your key. For example, if you’re using a personal computer, you might call this key “Personal Laptop”.

  6. Paste your public key into the “Key” field.

  7. Click the “Add SSH Key” button to save your key. ssh keys modal