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Old 07-01-2019, 07:13 PM
dverbern dverbern is offline
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Thank you Brenda for your prompt response.
Good to know the newer versions supports PuTTY format key.

I've loaded the PuTTY format private key in PuTTY Key Generator, entered the key's passphrase the vendor provided to me, chose RSA, 2048 bits then clicked in the Conversions menu and chose "Export OpenSSH key (Force new file format)" and saved file, again with *.ppk extension.

I updated my config file for the software that calls SFTP, telling it the path to the private key file, but the service just pumps out the same event:

Starting: Process incoming: Failed: Unknown file format.
at vralib.IConnection.SetPrivateKeyFile(String Filename, String Passphrase)
at Hedwig.HedwigSvc.ProcessIncoming(Boolean isStartupRun)


If I use Notepad to open the converted private key, it reads as:

-----BEGIN OPENSSH PRIVATE KEY-----
b3BlbnNzaC1rZXktd ......

It certainly seems like it's been converted.
I don't know what I'm doing wrong.
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