Setting sFTP server thumbprint to public key

  • 28 April 2023
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Hello - I am having troubles establishing an sFTP ssh key pair connection. I want to set the server thumbprint to the servers public key which I have saved to a certificate but I just keep getting a “thumbprint format” error. Does anyone know exactly how to accomplish this?



Best answer by Ankit Singh 2 May 2023, 07:53

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Hey @wnielson,

A simple hack that I usually use is to keep the field empty and try to establish a connection to the SFTP Server. The first connection will obviously fail but it will give you an error with Server Thumbprint.

When testing the connection, the connector will prompt to accept/trust the thumbprint presented by the server. Once you accept it, CData Arc is smart enough to pick that up and save that in your connection. The subsequent connections to SFTP Server should work fine.

Why don’t you give this a try and let me know if this works?