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 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.
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.
For Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
The nautilus window has slightly changed.
Open nautilus on your local computer.
Log in using this URL format: