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Serv-U SFTP connection failing when using SFTP key and password

Created by Richard Casey, last modified by Karen Valdellon_ret on Jun 28, 2016

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This article addresses the issue where a Serv-U SFTP connection fails when using the SFTP key and password.


Serv-U 15.1.0


The system was configured to use the password and public key connection but the certificate and key were locally created and do not use a client-generated public key.


  1. Go to to Domain > Limits and Settings > Limits.
  2. Select Password from the menu.
  3. Select SSH Authentication Type and click Edit.
  4. Create SSH authentication type Password only.




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