I have been provided with a PPK file to connect to a remote server using SFTP. I've also been given a username and password.
I created a user test
and created a .ssh
directory in their home directory. I've put the ppk file in here and renamed it id_rsa
(though I'm pretty sure I'm not correct in doing so)
When I SFTP using sftp firstname.lastname@example.org
I get prompted for the key password - which I don't know and am presuming is blank, so I just hit enter
Then is prompts me for the user password which I give it.
However, it falls down here. I used the -v option to see where it stops - which tells me:
debug1: Trying private key: /home/test/id_rsa
debug1: PEM_read_PrivateKey failed
I presume this is because SFTP is expecting a .PEM key instead of a PPK?
I'm a bit lost as I'm pretty new to Linux. Any help or pointers very much appreciated.
I'm using CentOS 5.3.