Filezilla – login with private key

To configure FileZilla to use a private key for SFTP access, follow these steps:

  • Transfer the private key file to the client computer.
  • Download FileZilla and install it on the client computer.
  • Start FileZilla.
  • On the Edit menu, click Settings. The Settings dialog appears.
  • Under Select Page, click Connection, and then click SFTP. A list of currently installed private keys appears.
  • Click Add keyfile.
  • Browse to the location where you stored the private key file in step 1, and then click Open. FileZilla adds the private key.
  • Under Select Page, click Interface.
  • Under Behaviour, clear the Do not save passwords check box.
  • Click OK.
  • On the File menu, click Site Manager. The Site Manager dialog appears.
  • Click New Site, type a name for the site, and then press ENTER.
  • In the Host text box, type your site’s domain name.
  • In the Port text box, type 22.
  • In the Protocol list box, select SFTP – SSH File Transfer Protocol.
  • In the Logon Type list box, select Normal.
  • In the User text box, type your A2 Hosting account (cPanel) username.
  • Leave the Password text box blank.
  • Click Connect. After a few seconds, FileZilla establishes a connection to the server

That’s it. you are ready to go

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