[CentOS] SFTP - Private/Public Authentication Keysets Beyond The First Set

Thu Dec 13 14:49:33 UTC 2018
James B. Byrne <byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca>

On Wed, December 12, 2018 16:40, Gary Braatz wrote:
> Inclusion of the -i flag and the location of the private key solved
> the
> problem.

You can also set up a personalised ssh config file in the ~/.ssh
directory of the user employed to establish the sftp/ssh connections:

# /home/myuser/.ssh/config

# Host parameter is any arbitrary string.
# sftp remoteuserid at first.site.com ==
Host site1
    HostName               first.site.com
    User                   remoteuserid
    IdentityFile           /home/myuser/.ssh/id_rsa

# sftp otheruserid at second.other.com ==
Host site2
    HostName               second.other.com
    User                   otheruserid
    IdentityFile           /home/myuser/.ssh/rsa_vendor2

Then just run 'sftp site1' or 'sftp site2' to connect as required.

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