How to Fix “REMOTE HOST IDENTIFICATION HAS CHANGED” Error When SSH’ing from a MacOS Based Computer

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Trying to SSH into your server from a MacOS based computer but running into a fingerprint error, such as this?

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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.

Don’t panic! Seeing a fingerprint error like the above when attempting to SSH into your VPS is sometimes normal, and although it may seem alarming, the MOST COMMON REASON for this message is if you recently reinstalled your VPS or dedicated server’s operating system, or if you modified any SSH fingerprint settings. If this sounds like something you’ve done recently then don’t worry, because in this video we will show you how to resolve this error so that you can carry on with SSH’ing into your server.

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