I'm trying to gain access to my Windows 2008 R2 server via SSH. I have a Remote Desktop connection, but I need to upload my files to the server. For SSH servers on the Windows server, I've tried Cygwin+OpenSSH, but that only starts around one in twenty times that I try it, so I've installed FreeSSHd and start it up manually. FreeSSHd generated a private key called "RSAKey.cfg" when I installed it, and I tried copying this into a file and converting it to .ppk using PuTTYgen on my PC so that it might work with WinSCP or the FileZilla client. I made a user that can use Shell, SFTP, or Tunnel, and is set to authenticate with public key authentication, but when I try to login as
SFTPuser@[IPAddress], I get the following error in WinSCP:
Server refused public-key signature despite accepting key!
- What does this mean?
- What is the correct procedure for getting a matching public/private key pair to work with each other in FileZilla + WinSCP?