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?
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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
~/.ssh/config file. Example:
Host ssh_using_key HostName abc.myawesomesite.com User ubuntu IdentityFile ~/.ssh/MyPrivateKey.pem Compression yes Host ssh_using_userpass HostName 188.8.131.52 User root Port 2222
Now as described above, go to File > Connect to Server in Nautilus. Example:
For SSH using Key:
Server = ssh_using_key (as in the ~/.ssh/config file) Type = SSH Folder = /var/www [leave User Details BLANK.]
For SSH using Username and Password:
Server = ssh_using_userpass (as in the ~/.ssh/config file) Port = 2222 Type = SSH Folder = /home/www User name = root Password = lamepassword Check Remember this password.
Please modify this according to your need. Hope this helps someone.
As mentioned by Tom Brossman in one a comment, try this:
path is the path of your
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:
ssh://user@server. To cd to anything other than your home patch, append with a slash.
ssh://user@server/var/www for example.
I tried Sagun's approach, but the UI for connecting to server is different in 16.04. The command or argument required now is
For those who are using key.pem follow this its works for me:
change your key.pem file permission using:
sudo chmod 700 key.pem
and then add this to ~/.ssh/config (this file may not exist, if so then create it using 'cd ~/.ssh/' and then 'sudo nano config'):
Host my_server HostName 184.108.40.206 User ubuntu IdentityFile /home/user/somefolder/key.pem
220.127.116.11 is your server ip address, you can find it using this command:
and then try with Nautilus/File 'Connect to Server':
sftp://ubuntu@myserver/home sftp://ubuntu@myserver/var/www sftp://ubuntu@myserver/etc
You can change directory like this when you connect.
OR Alternatively easy way you can use 'Remmina Remote Desktop Client' built-in on Ubuntu, you can find it on Dashboard