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This is the plugin Gem to talk to Digitalocean clouds via fog.

The main maintainers for the Digitalocean sections are @jjasghar and @h0lyalg0rithm. Please send CC them on pull requests.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'fog-digitalocean'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install fog-digitalocean


Initial Setup

Getting started: the compute service

You'll need a DigitalOcean account and an API token to use this provider.

Get one from

Write down the Access Token.

Connecting, retrieving and managing server objects

Before we start, I guess it will be useful to the reader to know that Fog servers are 'droplets' in DigitalOcean's parlance. 'Server' is the Fog way to name VMs, and we have respected that in the DigitalOcean's Fog provider.

First, create a connection to the host:

require 'fog'

docean ={
  :provider => 'DigitalOcean',
  :digitalocean_token   => 'poiuweoruwoeiuroiwuer', # your Access Token here

SSH Key Management

Access to DigitalOcean servers can be managed with SSH keys. These can be assigned to servers at creation time so you can access them without having to use a password.

Creating a key:

  :name        => 'Default SSH Key',
  :ssh_pub_key =>'~/.ssh/'))

Listing all keys:

docean.ssh_keys.each do | key |
  puts key.public_key

Destroying a key:

docean.ssh_keys.destroy(:id => '27100')

Listing servers

Listing servers and attributes:

docean.servers.each do |server|
  # remember, servers are droplets
  puts server.status
  puts (server.image['slug'] || server.image['name']) # slug is only for public images, private images use name
  puts server.size['slug']
  puts server.region['slug']

Server creation and life-cycle management

Creating a new server (droplet):

server = docean.servers.create :name => 'foobar',
                               # use the last image listed
                               :image  =>,
                               # use the first flavor (aka size) listed
                               :size => docean.flavors.first.slug,
                               # use the first region listed
                               :region => docean.regions.first.slug

The server is automatically started after that.


After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake spec to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.