Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of PublicKeyAuthentication


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Timestamp:
30/07/12 21:23:10 (5 years ago)
Author:
alamaison
Comment:

Add warning about Pageant 0.61

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  • PublicKeyAuthentication

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    3434== Tell your SFTP server about the key == 
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    36 This still won't do anything useful unless you have told your SFTP server about this new key.  As we said earlier, this doesn't mean you give it a copy of the whole key, just the 'public' part.  How you do this varies wildly from server to server.  Web hosting companies often ask you to paste the public key from the PuTTYgen window into a form on your admin pages.  Or if your SFTP server is a Linux running OpenSSH, you need to add this text to the end of your `authorized_keys` file (usually in `~/.ssh` - create it if it isn't there). 
     36This still won't do anything useful unless you have told your SFTP server about this new key.  As we said earlier, this doesn't mean you give it a copy of the whole key, just the 'public' part.  How you do this varies wildly from server to server.  Web hosting companies often ask you to paste the public key from the PuTTYgen window into a form on your admin pages.  Or if your SFTP server is a Linux running OpenSSH, you need to add this text to the end of your `authorized_keys` file (usually in `~/.ssh/` - create it if it isn't there). 
    3737 
    3838You need to find out which way is right for your SFTP setup. 
     39 
     40= Troubleshooting = 
     41 
     42If you launch your own copy of Pageant (i.e. not using the button in Swish) and find that your keys don't work when logging in to your SFTP server, it's very likely that your copy of Pageant is v0.61 which [http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/wishlist/pageant-backwards-compatibility.html is incompatible with the way Swish uses it].  If you notice this problem with any other version, please [/newticket file a bug report].