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dear experts,

just configure and set up a filezilla on a new notebook

my server admin adviced me to create an new key-pair.

what did i do:

- have created a new ssh key-pair
- have sent the public key to my server-admin

do i need to import some of this key into my filzeilla

look forward to hear from you

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When the admin tells you the key has been added and you can use it, try connecting and see what happens. Just try it.

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hello dear requinix, 

first of all - many thanks for the quick reply.... :

- if i try to add the private key to the filezilla client i have no luck - the upload of the .asc - file does not work
i am in the menu

"settings"/SFTP/Public-Key-authentication... add key-file

if i try to add the key - and choose it - i cannot fullfill this process

the file does not get added

why !?

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well ithis is a key with a asc-formate:    .asc? That is pretty unusual for an SSH key.
i used the kgpg tool to create the key pair.

well - i used kgpg - the kde-gui - running in manjaro-linux
there i have had the option to create a key pair.
well if i cannot use that kind of key - i (also) have to contact the serveradmin which i have sent the public part of the key (pair)
i will digg deeper into this question - i will come back and report all the findings.

btw. many many thanks for the great support you offer here.


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hello again dear requinix,

first of all: - many thanks requinix for the continued help ;)


generated a key with ssh-keygen

did it like so:

[martin@martin-pc ~]$ ssh-keygen
Generating public/private rsa key pair.
Enter file in which to save the key (/home/martin/.ssh/id_rsa):
Created directory '/home/martin/.ssh'.
Enter passphrase (empty for no passphrase):
Enter same passphrase again:

exported the key with methods that i found here:


cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub und

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa

the basic question were like the following ones..

How do I access my SSH public key?
i 've just generated my RSA key pair, and I wanted to add that key to GitHub.

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub and

cat ~/.ssh/id_rsa

with that commands i managed the keys and was able to make visible the

pub and +
priv key

the pub key i have sent to the server admin


Finally - many thanks requinix for the continued help ;)



Edited by dil_bert

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