How to use SSH Public key Authentication with sFTP? Print

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Step 1 - Generate an SSH key pair

You can use Putty (puttygen.exe) to generate SSH key pair, you may download puttygen from here
1-1. Download and start the puttygen.exe.
1-2. In the "Parameters" section choose SSH-2 RSA and press Generate.
1-3. Move your mouse randomly in the small screen in order to generate the key pairs.
1-4. Type in the passphrase and confirm it. The passphrase is used to protect your key. You will be asked for it when you connect via SSH.
1-5. Click "Save private key" to save your private key (for client-side).
1-6. Click "Save public key" to save your public key (for server-side).

Step 2 - Specify the public key under "User -> Limit -> SSH public key path"



Step 3 - Specify the private key in the SFTP client side and then you can login the server


Note: You can also generate ssh-keygen under Linux, please use the below command:

ssh-keygen -t rsa

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