ssh sftp connection with public key authentication Mar

Depending on how your server is set up you might be required to log into it using a public key (for me I needed this for my Amazon instances). This is fine with SSH, you can just link to it directly when like so:

ssh -i /path/to/example.pem

I had a problem with SFTP since it doesn't have the -i option. I got around this issue by associating the public key file to the ssh connection.

Create a <config> file in your .ssh folder, and write an entry similar to the following example:

IdentityFile ~/.ssh/example.pem

You should then be able to log in through ssh and sftp without having to specify a public key file since it's automatically associated with the host.

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