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Does SFTP require a public key?

Does SFTP require a public key?

Some SFTP servers require both an SSH key and password for additional authentication. Anyone who tries to login with the username or password (or both) but doesn’t have the correct private/public key match will be denied access to the server, regardless of whether they try to brute-force it.

What is an SFTP public key?

SFTP public keys are used as an alternative authentication method for establishing secure FTP connections when importing and exporting contacts. Instead of authenticating with a password, the public key authentication uses a pair of keys, one private and one public.

How do I find my SFTP public key?

Select the SFTP (SSH2) check box, then specify the port number, if different from the default. Click SFTP Config. The SFTP Settings dialog box appears. The key that you created when you defined the Site (if you enabled SFTP and created keys) appears in the SFTP settings dialog box.

How do I use SFTP key?

Setting Up SFTP Public Key Authentication On The Command Line

  1. Create The . ssh Directory.
  2. Run ssh-keygen. Next, we need to populate our .ssh directory with the public/private key pair we’ll be using for our sftp key authentication.
  3. Create .
  4. Run ssh-copy-id.
  5. Login SFTP SSH Key Based Authentication.

Where do I Change my SFTP password and public key?

From the Dashboard, point to Security and then click Web User. On the Web Users page, click the Edit icon next to the Web User. In the Edit Web User page, click the Authentication tab and change the SFTP Authentication Type to Password and Public Key.

Which is better password or key authentication for SFTP?

The user uses that user name/password combination to log in to the server. Key authentication is a little more complicated. In this case, the user must generate a key pair on their computer, export the public key, and send the public key to the server administrator (usually by email).

Where do I enter my SSH password in SFTP?

Protocol – Select “SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol” from the drop-down menu. Logon Type – Select “Key file” from the drop-down menu. User – Enter the name of the Web User associated with the SSH key. Key File – Navigate to the private portion of the SSH key pair. Click Connect. Once connected, you will be prompted to enter the Web User password.

How to import public keys in Windows SFTP?

Here is the user detail window: Click on the button “Public keys”. A window with all the user’s keys will appear. Click on the button “Import”. The standard Windows file dialog will appear. Select the public key file you saved above. After the key import, the form will appear as follow: