View Full Version : Problem connecting to SFTP server

08-31-2014, 11:02 AM
Hi, this started failing a few versions ago, as I was able to connect when I first installed v5 beta (can't remember the build number when it started failing, sorry).

I have a SFTP over SSH host defined, using Private Key as authentication.

When atempting to connect, the following error is shown on the status window:

FlashFXP 5.0.0 (build 3763) [RC 3]
Support Forums http://www.flashfxp.com/forum/

[17:54:14] Winsock 2.2 -- OpenSSL 1.0.1i 6 Aug 2014
[17:54:46] [R] Connecting to 1 -> DNS=**************** IP=**************** PORT=****
[17:54:46] [R] Connected to 1
[17:54:47] [R] Host key algorithm ssh-RSA, size 2048 bits.
[17:54:47] [R] Fingerprint (MD5): *************************************************
[17:54:47] [R] Key exchange: diffie-hellman-group14-sha1. Session encryption: aes256-ctr, MAC: hmac-sha2-256, compression: none.
[17:54:47] [R] SSH Error: failed to negotiate authentication method
[17:54:47] [R] SSH Connection closed
[17:54:47] [R] Connection failed

I noticed that Site Manager doesn't save my key, always reverts to (none). May that be the cause of the problem?

08-31-2014, 04:10 PM
In the Site Manager > Select the site profile, then on the general tab what is the "Login Type" set to? It should be set to "Key Based", then re-select the Private Key, and finally click Apply.

If you select another site profile and then switch back is the Private Key still selected?

08-31-2014, 04:25 PM

Yes, key based is the selected login type.

As soon as I select the private key and press apply, switch to another profile and then again to the key one, the private key gets set to (none)

08-31-2014, 04:32 PM

Thank you so much.

I have found the problem and I will release an update very soon.

08-31-2014, 04:50 PM
Here's a quick fix

Unzip the flashfxp.exe into your FlashFXP 5 program folder.

I am fairly sure everything is fixed but I need to do a little more testing before publishing the update via LiveUpdate.

08-31-2014, 05:04 PM
Confirmed, this build fixes they key problem I was having.

Thanks! ;)