Select the SSH authentication protocol by choosing an option from the Authentication Type dropdown in the Drive Configuration window. This setting can also be managed in the registry (see the AuthType value in the Advanced Settings for more information). When a particular method is selected the corresponding credentials can be specified in the configuration window.
Once you have entered your credentials click Test SSH Connection and if authentication is successful, the Host Key Fingerprint field will be populated with a SHA-256 fingerprint of the server's public key.
Supported Authentication Methods
- Public Key
- Public Key (Pageant)
- Public Key (Security key)
Selecting this authentication method instructs SFTP Drive to attempt to authenticate to the server using a username and password combination. If authentication fails, SFTP Drive will automatically fall back to Keyboard-Interactive mode.
Public Key Authentication
Selecting this option instructs SFTP Drive to attempt to authenticate to the server via the standard public key authentication mechanism supported by the SSH protocol. The user must set the location and format of the private key as well as a username to be able to authenticate.
Selecting this authentication method instructs SFTP Drive to authenticate in a challenge-response cycle, displaying a response dialog for each prompt. Password prompts are automatically processed using the value entered in the password field in the Edit Drive dialog.
Multi-factor authentication enables multiple forms of authentication. Typically servers will require a combination of password and public key authentication. Additional factors of authentication are also supported by specifying the appropriate credentials.
Public Key (Pageant)
Selecting this authentication method instructs SFTP Drive to communicate with PuTTY's ssh-agent "Pageant" over shared memory and perform public key authentication.
Note: Ensure SFTP Drive and Pageant are running with the same level of permission use this method of authentication.
Public Key (Security Key)
Selecting this authentication method instructs SFTP Drive to interact with a physical security key which will be used to authenticate to the server via the standard public key authentication mechanism. The user must load the PKCS #11 library that will allow SFTP Drive to interact with the security key.