Link a DigitalOcean account

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You can link your DigitalOcean account to your Docker Cloud account to deploy nodes and node clusters using Docker Cloud’s Dashboard, API, and CLI. You must link your DigitalOcean account so that Docker Cloud can interact with DigitalOcean on your behalf to create and manage your nodes (droplets).

If you don’t have a DigitalOcean account, you can sign up with this link to get a $10 credit: https://www.digitalocean.com/?refcode=bc0c34035aa5

To link your DigitalOcean account so you can launch nodes using Docker Cloud, navigate to Account info > Cloud Providers. You’ll see a list of all the providers that you can link to Docker Cloud. Click Link account next to DigitalOcean.

You’ll be redirected to a DigitalOcean login screen. Use your DigitalOcean credentials to log in to your account.

Once you log in, a message appears prompting you to confirm the link.

What’s next?

You’re ready to start using DigitalOcean as the infrastructure provider for Docker Cloud! If you came here from the tutorial, click here to continue the tutorial and deploy your first node.

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