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SFTP / SSH Keys (5 posts)

  • Started 16 years ago by audiobee
  • Latest reply 16 years ago from audiobee
  • audiobee Member

    I read through the ssh topics on the boards and still can't figure out the SFTP connection.

    I used terminal on MAC OS 10.5 to create a ssh public/private key pair for a client. They installed the public key on their end, but whenever I attempt to connect, I am refused access. I moved the pair of keys to the ~.ssh/ folder, and there is no passphrase associated with the private key so I never receive that prompt.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Commoner Member

    Can you connect by sftp from Terminal?

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • audiobee Member

    No, it asks for a password and then denies entry.

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    It might be helpful to type:

    ssh -v -v -v username@hostname

    in Terminal, substituting the actual username and hostname. The -v flags will tell ssh to output lots of debugging information, which may help pinpoint what is going wrong.


    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 16 years ago #

  • audiobee Member

    thank you. That worked. apparantly it was looking for a differently named private key file. I renamed the keyfile and it is working fine in terminal and fetch.

    thanks much

    Posted 16 years ago #


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