SSH public key authentication

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SSH public key authentication

Postby UnitedMailing » Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:48 pm


How does SSH public key authentication work with Wing FTP Server? Can't find any documentation.

Reason: I have a client who has sent me their SSH public key. I have placed it in a folder and set the path in the users general settings. When the client logs in, they are being asked for a password. It appears to me, that the server is asking for the SSH password (I've verify that the account password is working correctly). My client says it should not be asking for a password and they have stated that they don't have this problem with other vendors. The client wants automatic login using their public key. Will Wing FTP do this?
If I use a SSH key that I generated and setup in the key manager, I get automatic login (the server knows the password). I also tested a public/private key pair generated with puttygen, but with these I must enter the key password to connection.

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Re: SSH public key authentication

Postby FTP » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:16 pm

If you want to use SSH public key authentication only, just disable the user password.
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