Public Key

  • 13 Oct

    Limagito SFTP Server Public Key Authentication

    Q: SFTP Server Public Key Authentication. Quick question regarding limagito and it’s SFTP server. Is it possible to configure an ssh key instead of using user / password?
    A: In version v2021.10.13 we added the possibility to use Public Key authentication with our SFTP server.

    We used PuTTY Key Generator to create a Public and Private key file. Click the ‘Generate’ button and move your mouse around. Afterwards we added a passphrase and saved the public and private key to a file.

    Limagito File Mover Putty SSH Keys

    Saved .ppk files:

    Limagito File Mover Putty SSH Key files

    Next open the SFTP Server Setup and select the ‘Accounts’ tab. Choose the User Account which you want to add the Public Key file to. Select the Public Key File and do not forget to click the ‘Save’ button of the ‘User Account Setup’ (at the top).

    Limagito SFTP Server Public Key Authentication

    Click ‘Save’ button at the bottom to close the SFTP Server Setup

    If you want to be sure that the Publice Key file was loaded correctly then you please check the SFTP server Log.

    To enable logging of the SFTP Server (Logging Tab):

    Limagito SFTP server Logging

    We used the default log folder. It is never ever a good idea to put a log file on a network share, please always use a local drive.

    Limagito File Mover Logging

    SFTP Server log content, search for ‘Public Key’. In our case no loading error, so we are good to go.

    Limagito SFTP Server log content

    We tested the Public Key Authentication using our own File Mover. Be sure to select our second API Vendor: Vendor 2 – CK.

    Limagito File Mover SFTP Setup

    Select the ‘Security’ Tab and add your Private Key File and Private Key Password (only if you added a password/passphrase to this file).

    Limagito File Mover SFTP Private Key File

    Previous information about our SFTP server option: Limagito SFTP Server

    #FileTransfer #SFTP

    If you need any info about the ‘SFTP Server Public Key Authentication’ option, please let us know.

    Best regards,

    Limagito Team

  • 27 Jun

    Second Vendor – Public Key Authentication optimization

    Second Vendor – Public Key Authentication optimization in Version v2020.6.27.0

    As mentioned in a previous blog post we’ve added a second SFTP vendor in LimagitoX File Mover

    LimagitoX File Mover SFTP Second Vendor

    Vendor 2 is also able to logon using Public Key Authentication. To achieve this, the SFTP Client (our File Mover in this case) needs to add your Private Key (and Private Key Password).

    LimagitoX File Mover SFTP Public Key Authentication

    Quite some types of private key files can be used. It is important to use the correct file extension.

    We are also able to use private keys within certificate file types like:

    • .cer, .crt, .p7b, or .pem
    • .p12 or .pfx (PKCS #12)

    Note: If the PFX contains multiple certificates, the 1st certificate in the PFX is loaded.

    A private key file with .ppk as extention will be threaded as a PuTTy key.

    Also the following private key file types are supported:

    • KCS1, PKCS8, PEM, JWK, PVK, etc.

    If you need any help , please let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Limagito Team

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