SFTP with .PPK file

Stephen MacLean smaclean at madmansoft.com
Thu Mar 16 08:24:34 EDT 2017


Hi Charles, 

One other thing… in looking at the .ppk file, it contains both “public lines”  and "private lines”. All I see in the ssh key file is private.

Not sure that make any difference, but thought I’d mention it.

Best,

Steve

> On Mar 16, 2017, at 7:53 AM, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi Charles,
> 
> Thank you so much for reply!
> 
> I converted the key file as you described, however, I’m still getting the error 67 (authentication error) when running the script.
> 
> Any further help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Best,
> 
> Steve MacLean
> 
>> On Mar 16, 2017, at 3:08 AM, Charles Warwick via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Hi Steve,
>> 
>> It looks like you are using a SSH private key in PuTTY format (.ppk).  tsNet requires it to be in OpenSSH format.
>> 
>> That is easy to fix though, you can convert the .ppk with PuttyGen.
>> 
>> To do this, open PuttyGen and load the .ppk file.  Then select "Conversions" -> "Export OpenSSH key".
>> 
>> Apart from that, just make sure that your call to tsNetGet includes the full path of the file you want to download.
>> 
>> Hope that helps,
>> 
>> Cheers,
>> 
>> Charles
>> 
>> 
>> On 16/03/2017 6:01 AM, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Well, still no luck in getting it to work, but getting closer…
>>> 
>>> I found a sample file linked to on livecode.com <http://livecode.com/>. Modifying it to use the key file, I have:
>>> 
>>> on mouseUp
>>>   local tHeaders, tResult, tSettings
>>>   put “xxxxxxxx" into tSettings["username"]
>>>   put URL "binfile:D:\private.ppk" into tPrivKey
>>>   put tPrivKey into tSettings["ssh_priv_key"]
>>>   tsNetInit
>>>   put tsNetGet("1", "sftp://secure.xxxxxxxx.us/", tHeaders, "transferComplete", tSettings) into tResult
>>> end mouseUp
>>> 
>>> However, it returns:
>>> 
>>> tsneterr: (67) Authentication failure
>>> 
>>> Again, I can access the sftp site with no problems using the WinSCP ftp client and the key file.
>>> 
>>> Any suggestions??
>>> 
>>> Thanks,
>>> 
>>> Steve MacLean
>>> 
>>>> On Mar 15, 2017, at 9:38 AM, Stephen MacLean via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> 
>>>> Looking to use tsNet to connect to a SFTP server that uses username and a private key instead of a password. The private key is contained in a file.
>>>> 
>>>> I use WinSCP and can link the connection to the file and can connect fine.
>>>> 
>>>> In LC, I’ve set the CABundle to the file, but am not sure this is how it’s supposed to work. Getting an auth error when doing tsNetGet.
>>>> 
>>>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> 
>>>> Steve MacLean
>>>> 
>>>> PS: Running 9.0 dp6 Business
>>>> 
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