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I am not finding an option to enter the keyfile when adding a network folder in Dolphin.

The "Add Network Folder" type is SSH. Dolphin allows me to enter a username, a server IP address, a port, the protocol (which is SFTP), and a folder. But Dolphin does not allow me to specify the SSH key. BTW, the SSH key requires a passphrase.

Can I make Dolphin work with an SSH key that requires a passphrase?

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You should be able to add a custom host entry in your ~/.ssh/config file, specifying the port, key file, and domain to use. Something like this, modified to have the values you need:

Host specialport
  Port 50000
  IdentityFile ~/.ssh/special-key_rsa.1

You can make the specialport value in there be whatever you want. Once you place that in the ssh config file, you can use that value as the hostname to connect to in Dolphin, like sftp://specialport/home/ (if that is the URL scheme that Dolphin uses these days).

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Thanks! Exactly what I needed. I found a little more info via man ssh_config. – MountainX Jun 24 '12 at 19:03
Works for me too! – Nikos Alexandris Oct 17 '14 at 18:15

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