REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!

Problem:

Connecting via ssh to the newly created host causes error:

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@    WARNING: REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED!     @
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IT IS POSSIBLE THAT SOMEONE IS DOING SOMETHING NASTY!
Someone could be eavesdropping on you right now (man-in-the-middle attack)!
It is also possible that a host key has just been changed.
The fingerprint for the ECDSA key sent by the remote host is
SHA256:AxfpHOVc8NP2OYPGce92HMa5LADDQj2V98ZKgoQHFGU.
Please contact your system administrator.
Add correct host key in /Users/mari/.ssh/known_hosts to get rid of this message.
Offending ECDSA key in /Users/mari/.ssh/known_hosts:315
ECDSA host key for 52.1.130.91 has changed and you have requested strict checking.
Host key verification failed.

Reason:

I had another server with the same Public IP, so when I connected to the old saver the host identification has been saved in known_hosts. After a while I have removed old server and created a new one and assigned the PIP. The host identification has changed, but old entries were still saved in known_hosts.

Solution:

Open /Users/mari/.ssh/known_hosts and delete only the line containing mentioned IP (52.1.130.91 in my case), save file and retry the connection.
It should work now.

About Mariami Kupatadze
Oracle Certified Master Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariami-kupatadze-01074722/

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