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Old 06-11-2014, 12:39 PM   #1
TheGaydads
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VSFTPD Key-Based Authentication


Does anybody know where to put the public and private keys for client key-based authentication? This would be in substitute of a password?

Both on the client and the server side I'd like to know where to put them. I've been trying .ssh directory placements, but can't get it to work.

Let me know if this is even possible. I've just been connecting through FTP with password authentication to the VSFTPD I've set up.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 01:54 AM   #2
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Take a look at your manual page
#man ssh_config
In particular, read the section about the identity file closely.
Post back if you have any question.
 
Old 06-12-2014, 08:15 AM   #3
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Thanks! I specified that, and tried putting the keys where they're default is, but it doesn't work. Are you sure this can be done for an FTP or FTPS connection?
 
Old 06-12-2014, 02:13 PM   #4
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For ftp, no
For ftp over vpn (FTPS), yes
Check your ftp.config file to see if it's specified a particular key repository to look in. As far as ssh, as long as your config isn't specifying an different repository, it should work.
Here's a test. Try to ssh into a remote location (google offers a free mini-cloud accounts but their a little tricky to ssh into). If you can ssh with your certificates in the default location, than the failure of ftps is probably being caused by that services configuration options.
 
  


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