May 10, 2013 at 22:23 #454
I just downloaded a trial version and started trying. It seems like the first thing I have to do is to establish a SSH connection to a remote PC. The connection setup dialog is very confusing, I don’t understand it. I thought that in order to establish a connection to a remote host a SSH client needs a private key, the public key is what is stored at the server.
Why the dialog asks for a public instead of a private key?
Anyway, I tried a public key, I tried a private key, nothing works. Can it authenticate using PuTTY authentication agent, like WinSCP and PuTTY do?
It seems like I’m stuck at the very start.May 11, 2013 at 19:55 #2127
You are correct about private and public keys. VisualGDB mentions the public key as the term that describes the authentication process is “public key authentication”. We will consider making the wording less confusing here.
If you have already setup the public key authentication with PuTTY, you need to convert its key to the OpenSSH format and specify it in the “OpenSSH key from file” field.
It would be easier, however, to select “Password” and enable “Setup public key authentication”. VisualGDB will authenticate for the first time using the password, generate and save the keys, add the public key to the key list on the server and use the private key for authentication from now on.May 12, 2013 at 16:44 #2124
Thank you! I’ll try it on Monday.
It would be easier, however, to select “Password” and enable “Setup public key authentication”. VisualGDB will authenticate for the first time using the password, generate and save the keys, add the public key to the key list on the server and use the private key for authentication from now on.
First, password authentication is disabled on the server. Second, I don’t want VisualGDB to make changes at the server on my behalf (adding public keys).May 13, 2013 at 19:17 #2125
Ok, I converted the PuTTY private key to an OpenSSH private key. I chose “OpenSSH key from file” and pointed to the file with the private key. I pressed “Connect”. Here is what I saw as the result:
[attachment=0:3evl038f]new-017.png[/attachment:3evl038f]May 15, 2013 at 02:11 #2126
It looks like the converted private key has invalid format. Please try generating a keypair using OpenSSH tools (e.g. from cygwin package or directly on Linux) and use the file generated by it.
If that works, please compare the format of that key and the key you have tried before.May 17, 2013 at 00:59 #2128
Format was alright. It turned out that VisualGDB doesn’t support password protected private keys.May 17, 2013 at 20:50 #2129
Yes, currently password protected private keys are not supported as we thought that there was no demand for such a feature. If it is a vital point to you, we could add support for it and release a quick patch.May 17, 2013 at 23:43 #2130
Thank you for the offer. However, I’m still evaluating. If I decide to buy later, then it would be very nice.
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