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Hi FZ Support team,

I'm a total noob to SFTP but have followed the instructions here to get Pagent and Putty and a connection to my server's SSH secure SFTP logon. Things are working good, was just wondering if perhaps someone could elaborate on exactly how to do this part in the article.

"As you may or may not know, FileZilla can be easily carried around on portable media such as a USB stick and used from any PC. This also applies to the PuTTY tools, so if you stick Pageant and your PPK key file on to, for example, a USB stick, you can now access your server from any Windows PC. "

Many thanks the duke

Hi FZ Support Team,

I have version and I don't see anymore the SSH2 option? Any suggestions?

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Could someone write a little bit more about setting this environment variable?


Hi everybody.

Sorry to say this, but this doesnt work. "Now simply launch FileZilla and connect to your server using SFTP using SSH2" I have no possibility to set explicitely "SSH2", I can only choose "SFTP - SSH File Transfer Protocoll" which I've done. Also the Pageant is running with the key. I have here the interface in German. I did choose: Verbindungsart: Interaktiv Is this right? What else can be the reason, it is not working?

Thanks in advance, best regards, Thomas

Reply: To use an ssh key with the interactive mode (servers refer to it as key+password) you must add the key to the settings Edit->Settings->Connection->SFTP and add the private key file.

To login with just the ssh key (no FTP user password) in the connection set the logon type to "key file".

To try to help, I changed my interface language to German.

To use where logon type (Verbindungsart) is "Interaktiv"

  Go to Bearbeiten->Einstellungen->Verbindung->SFTP and add the key

If there is no FTP password, set logon type (Verbindungsart) to "Schlüsseldatei"

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openssh format key is supported[edit]

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