This is a discussion on Re: sftp setup help - VMS ; Thanks for the information and details, both responses gave me more to work with. I will check to see what format they require. firstname.lastname@example.org 06/11/2008 09:35 AM Please respond to Info-MultiNet@process.com To email@example.com cc Subject Re: sftp setup help BILLM@safilousa.com ...
Thanks for the information and details, both responses gave me more to
work with. I will check to see what format they require.
06/11/2008 09:35 AM
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Re: 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
> I tried
> and am working my way though..
The following should help -
Here is some information on public key authentication
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 firstname.lastname@example.org: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 -
Going the other way you can use the -i option to convert
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.
4.) Use SCP to copy the key_for_scp.pub file to the other system -
$ mu scp2 [.ssh2]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 220.127.116.11 -
"ssh-keygen -i -f .ssh/key_for_scp.pub >> .ssh/authorized_keys2"
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