SSH2 keys with Wing FTP - Invalid SSH Key File

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SSH2 keys with Wing FTP - Invalid SSH Key File

Postby mattw2 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:40 am

We currently have the 30 day trial of Wing FTP server installed.
We need the "secure" FTP (using ssh2) functionality, as we are going to be doing some financial data transfers.

Whilst it is currently installed, i'm having issues with importing SSH2 keys.

As a background, the 3rd party will be sending data to us, and has asked for our public SSH2 key and username/password for FTP transactions.

I've created a key-pair in PuttyGen, but when i attempt to import the private key in the "SSH Key Manager" tool, i keep getting an error "Invalid SSH Key File!"
I've tried a few times, and created a couple of test key pairs in puttygen all of which generate the same error.
So i can only assume i'm doing something wrong.

Any help would be appreciated.
thanks
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Re: SSH2 keys with Wing FTP - Invalid SSH Key File

Postby FTP » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:51 am

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Re: SSH2 keys with Wing FTP - Invalid SSH Key File

Postby mattw2 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:15 am

FTP wrote:http://www.wftpserver.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=502" rel="nofollow


I have seen this already, but it seems somewhat backwards, in that it seems to assume that the sender (3rd party) has the private key and we have the public one.

Normally, if we provide keys, we'd have the private one, and the 3rd party the public one.

For reference, though, if i try to import the public key against SSH key manager, i also get the invalid key error message.
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Re: SSH2 keys with Wing FTP - Invalid SSH Key File

Postby FTP » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:47 am

Hi Mattw2,

The key in the "SSH key manager" is the SSH server's host key. It has no matter with the public key authentication. If you want to use SFTP public key authentication, just follow the guide above.
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Re: SSH2 keys with Wing FTP - Invalid SSH Key File

Postby nekmon » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:30 pm

Hello,

I have follwed the instruction in the article but still receive a Invalid Key Error. Could you assist.
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Re: SSH2 keys with Wing FTP - Invalid SSH Key File

Postby FTP » Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:20 am

Invalid Key Error? From where? Please describe your issue clearly.
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