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How To connect via psftp (secure ftp) using a private key file
Posted by Mike C. on 11 September 2009 08:54 PM
Creating the key
 
  • create an ssh key in cPanel if you haven't already.
  • REMEMBER your passphrase
  • view the private key (you will need to put in the passphrase to do this)
  • select the entire key.
  • open a new text file on your desktop, named username.txt
  • paste the private key in to the text file
  • change the name of the file to username.ppk
Configuring Putty
  using psftp:
 
  • open psftp (just double click the exe)
  • type: open username
  • enter the passphrase for your private key
you are now connected via secure ftp, congratulations
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