Add your public key to an Azure VM using the Azure Portal
I had to use this when I lost the private key I used to manage a VM in Azure. This process allows you to add a new public key to the authorized_keys file on the server to regain access.
Log into the Azure portal and select the VM that you need to add your public key to.
Under Operations select Run Command.
Select RunShellScript from the list of options.
In the Linux Shell Script text box enter
printf "<YOUR PUBLIC KEY>" > /home/<yourserverusername>/.ssh/authorized_keys
Select Run and wait for it to complete.
If you want to append an additional key to authorized_keys instead of overwriting the entire file, run the following instead
printf "\n<YOUR PUBLIC KEY>" >> /home/<yourserverusername>/.ssh/authorized_keys
You can then enter and run the following to verify the entry
The result should show the new public key, and you should be able to ssh into the box using the pubkeyauth again.