sftp setup help - VMS

This is a discussion on sftp setup help - VMS ; I am new setting up sftp with a remote non VMS system. So far I did mu sshkeygen /ssh2 /keytype=rsa and generated the files below Private key saved to xx:[me.SSH2]id_rsa_1024_a Public key saved to xx:[me.SSH2]id_rsa_1024_a.pub I sent the .pub file ...

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  1. sftp setup help

    I am new setting up sftp with a remote non VMS system.

    So far I did
    mu sshkeygen /ssh2 /keytype=rsa

    and generated the files below
    Private key saved to xx:[me.SSH2]id_rsa_1024_a
    Public key saved to xx:[me.SSH2]id_rsa_1024_a.pub

    I sent the .pub file to the other side and at this point it does not seem
    to be working. When contacting process support I was told that the key
    would need to be converted. Does any one have any tips on how to do this?
    Also any comments in general in general or a link to get me started.

    I tried
    http://www.process.com/tcpip/mndocs5...GUIDE/Ch07.htm

    and am working my way though..
    http://www.process.com/tcpip/mndocs.html


    Thanks,
    Bill


  2. Re: sftp setup help

    BILLM@safilousa.com wrote:
    >
    > I am new setting up sftp with a remote non VMS system.
    >
    > So far I did
    > mu sshkeygen /ssh2 /keytype=rsa
    >
    > and generated the files below
    > Private key saved to xx:[me.SSH2]id_rsa_1024_a
    > Public key saved to xx:[me.SSH2]id_rsa_1024_a.pub
    >
    > I sent the .pub file to the other side and at this point it does not
    > seem to be working. When contacting process support I was told that the
    > key would need to be converted. Does any one have any tips on how to do
    > this? Also any comments in general in general or a link to get me started.
    >
    > I tried
    > http://www.process.com/tcpip/mndocs5...GUIDE/Ch07.htm
    >
    > and am working my way though..
    > http://www.process.com/tcpip/mndocs.html
    >

    Hi Bill,

    The following should help -

    Here is some information on public key authentication when the
    remote side is running OpenSSH.

    The keys used by OpenSSH and MultiNet (and other ssh
    implementations based on the F-Secure package) are in different formats.
    You will need to convert the keys to the correct format to use them.
    On the Linux side you can use the ssh-keygen -e option to convert
    OpenSSH keys to the RFC 4716 key file format used by
    MultiNet. Here is an example that converts the default id_rsa.pub
    key and then copies it to the MultiNet system -


    # ssh-keygen -ef .ssh/id_rsa.pub > rfc4716.pub
    # scp rfc4716.pub corbett@yoyo.process.com:ssh2/rfc4716.pub

    Once this is done the authorization. file for the user corbett would
    need to have a key line added to it to use the new key. For example -

    key rfc4716.pub

    Going the other way you can use the -i option to convert the
    RFC 4716 to OpenSSH key file format. Here is an example of setting
    this up -

    1.) create a new key pair with -

    $ mu sshkeygen/ssh2/key=key_for_scp

    2.) create a [.ssh2]identification. file that looks like -

    $ type [.ssh2]identification.
    idkey key_for_scp
    $

    4.) Use SCP to copy the key_for_scp.pub file to the other system -

    $ mu scp2 [.ssh2]key_for_scp.pub -
    "@::.ssh/key_for_scp.pub"

    5.) Convert the key from RFC 4716 format to an OpenSSH key file and
    appended it to the authorization file -

    $ mu ssh/user=childrens 141.150.159.103 -
    "ssh-keygen -i -f .ssh/key_for_scp.pub >> .ssh/authorized_keys2"

    regards
    Mike


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