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FileZilla doesn't work Pageant

#1 Post by InkBottle » 2014-08-30 18:13

Hi there!

I'm trying to connect to my webspace over SFTP. For this I need to use my private key while the public key is on the server itself.

This works good with PuttY, but I can't connect with FileZilla. I've already tried the instruction from https://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Howto#Windows but with no success - obviously. Is there any known bug with it or do I need to configure something to get it working together?

Any kind of help is highly appreciated.

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Re: FileZilla doesn't work Pageant

#2 Post by botg » 2014-08-31 07:52

Make sure both FileZilla and Pageant run using the same user account and that neither of the two processes runs with elevated rights.

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Re: FileZilla doesn't work Pageant

#3 Post by InkBottle » 2014-08-31 11:25

botg wrote:[..] that neither of the two processes runs with elevated rights.
There we go, problem solved. Thank you very much!

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Re: FileZilla doesn't work Pageant

#4 Post by elyograg » 2022-05-13 16:25

I just downloaded FileZilla and cannot get key-based auth working with our server with the key in Pageant. It also doesn't work when I try to point FZ at the key file. Initially the file was protected by a passphrase, but I re-saved it without one, and it still didn't work. The error message did not provide a sufficient explanation about why it wouldn't connect. FZ did connect to a different server successfully with a pageant key.

The same connection that doesn't work in FZ works perfectly when I try it in WinSCP, using the key from Pageant. The end user is using FZ. I am checking whether they are locked into that software for some reason.

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