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I'm using the Bitvise SSH Client's Tunneling program stnlc.exe and I'm trying to connect to my Bitvise SSH server by using a key pair. I created a Key pair in PuTTyGen, put the public key into the server successfully and I tell the client the private key file and passphrase and I get this error: "Warning: Importing keypair specified with -keypairFile parameter failed: KeypairImporter: unrecognized or invalid importformat. Make sure that this key is NOT only a public key, but a full private key or keypair"

It's the proper file name, proper format, and it's the match generated by PuTTyGen so I don't get it. Anyone know what the deal is>

  • what filename of the key are you importing ? keyfile or keyfile.pub? – linuxdev2013 Jul 9 '16 at 12:05
  • keyfile.ppk. I am trying to import the private key for pairing with the public one which is on the server. – the_endian Jul 9 '16 at 16:31

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