Openssh key to access remote sftp server from RHEL [closed]

I have generate public key and private key in windows 7 through puttygen then change the key to openssh in puttygen through export key. Now I want to use this openssh key to access my sftp server from RHEL 6. what kind of steps I need to take in RHEL so can use openssh key and access the sftp server. I am new thats why thanks for cooperation.

Answer

With the user that you want to access the sftp server automatically, you need to first do an

ssh-keygen

This generates an ssh keypair. Press enter for all questions to accept the defaults.

ssh-copy-id YOUR_SFTP_SERVER_ADDRESS

This will make your sftp server trust your ssh key

Following this all ssh access to the sftp server will not prompt you to enter a password. Likewise, all scp’s will not ask for a password. So you can fetch your files like so:

scp YOUR_SFTP_SERVER_ADDRESS:PATH_TO_FILES_ON_SFTP_SERVER   DESTINATION_DIRECTORY

example

scp 192.168.0.53:/home/john/shared_files/  /tmp/

This will bring John’s files to the local directory /tmp

Hope this helps!

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Source : Link , Question Author : sanam khan , Answer Author : darkholy

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