As a standard, we currently only support SSH keys in OpenSSH-format as they are preferred and more secure than username/password combinations. If you operate in a Linux environment, you can generate new SSH keys using this command in the Terminal:
ssh-keygen -t rsa -b 4096 -C "firstname.lastname@example.org"
If you operate in a non-Linux environment, you'll need to download PuTTYgen in order to generate the key. To do that, navigate to: https://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/latest.html and download the latest version of PuTTYgen for your environment.
Once you have the PuTTYgen app downloaded:
- Open the PuTTYgen program.
- For Type of key to generate, select SSH-2 RSA.
- Click the Generate button.
- Move your mouse in the area below the progress bar. When the progress bar is full, PuTTYgen generates your key pair.
- In the Key passphrase field, leave this area blank so as not to require a passphrase. The AUM automation cannot be configured to enter a passphrase.
- Click the Save private key button to save the private key. You must save the private key. You will need it to connect to your machine.
- Click the Save public key button to save the public key.
Once you have the public key saved, you'll need to send it to email@example.com to get your SFTP integration started.