sftp to solaris from windows

Posted on 2007-04-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16
  I have got a ssh-rsa key from my unix admin for a soloaris host.
I need to connect to this host  using sftp. I have downloaded sftp from open ssl website.
what do i do with the key file i got.
Question by:prgeorge3383
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yuzh earned 2000 total points
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What type of ssh/sftp client are you suing? In most case, you don't need to worry about to setup the keys if you are use loginname and password, your ssh/sftp client can take care of it when you login to your server.

Please read "SSH Key Management":

and "A Beginner's Guide to SSH or Secure Shell":

please pay attention to ssh clients setup

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went thu most of the documents. Still have one more question
If i have to enamble public key private key method of authentication what changes do I need to do in an openssh server and client
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All.... here is my log.....
1. ssh-keygen  -t rsa ,2 keys formed
2. copy .pub file to unix server
3.cp *.pub authorized_keys
  chmod 600 authorized_keys
  cp id_rsa.pub authorized_keys2
   chmod 600 authorized_keys2

sftp -v -v -v user4567@serverloc3
debug1: Found key in /home/user4567/.ssh/known_hosts:1
debug2: bits set: 530/1024
debug1: ssh_rsa_verify: signature correct
debug2: kex_derive_keys
debug2: set_newkeys: mode 1
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS sent
debug1: expecting SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS
debug2: set_newkeys: mode 0
debug1: SSH2_MSG_NEWKEYS received
debug2: service_accept: ssh-userauth
debug1: SSH2_MSG_SERVICE_ACCEPT received
debug2: key: /home/user4567/.ssh/id_rsa (0x0)
debug2: key: /home/user4567/.ssh/id_dsa (0x0)
debug1: Authentications that can continue: gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,publicke
debug3: start over, passed a different list gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,publick
debug3: preferred publickey,keyboard-interactive,password
debug3: authmethod_lookup publickey
debug3: remaining preferred: keyboard-interactive,password
debug3: authmethod_is_enabled publickey
debug1: Next authentication method: publickey
debug1: Trying private key: /home/user4567/.ssh/id_rsa
debug1: read PEM private key done: type RSA
debug3: sign_and_send_pubkey
debug2: we sent a publickey packet, wait for reply
debug1: Authentications that can continue: gssapi-keyex,gssapi-with-mic,publicke

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the user’s home directory, .ssh directory, and authorized_keys file must not be group- or world-writable.

run sshd in debug mode
cat /var/log/secure  will show the errors

these are the permissions needed

775 for all the directries
600 for authorized_keys

this worked


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