I'm trying to configure a private key for use use with WinSCP and PuTTY/Plink but I'm stuck (trying to connect from Windows 10 to Windows 2012 Server).
I have OpenSSH installed on my windows server and I can use a username and password to connect via WinSCP (SFTP) and PuTTY (SSH-2), but when I try to use a private key I get a key refused error.
I created the key on the local machine using PuTTYgen (RSA 2048) and added it to the server's
authorized_keys file (I used the feature in WinSCP to do this automatically) for my user (not a local admin) in the same location as specified in the
sshd_config file (
I removed all permissions for all other accounts on this folder and the
authorized_keys file. I tried setting the logging to verbose on the server but there doesn't seem to be much to go on, just "Failed none" followed by "Failed publickey".
I don't know what else to try. Does anyone else have a suggestion?