I tried loggin into an SSH server via Nautilus' "Connect to Server" feature by just leaving the password blank, but that didn't work.
How do I connect to my server using the key I have on my system?
Instead of entering the username in the fields below, you'll have to prepend
I had this issue when I stopped using Unity and switched to Gnome3 as my machine crawled along despite being way above spec with Unity.
Anyway, I first removed my ~/.ssh/known_hosts file to ensure it wasn't a fingerprint issue. It was not so I don't think this step was necessary.
I then tried (just for the hell of it as I'd tried everything else by now) entering my passPHRASE where it asked for my password. Lo and behold it worked.
I needed to connect to EC2 instance using .pem key + connect using normal username-password mode. I solved these requirements by including the Host aliases in
Now as described above, go to File > Connect to Server in Nautilus. Example:
For SSH using Key:
For SSH using Username and Password:
Please modify this according to your need. Hope this helps someone.