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From "Gary D. Gregory (Commented) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (VFS-283) SFTP can not use private keys protected by pass phrase
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:17:40 GMT


Gary D. Gregory commented on VFS-283:

Thank you for your submission.

The odds of considering this patch for inclusion go up tremendously if you include unit tests
in your patch :) 

The trunk code runs SFTP unit tests with an embedded server, so you should be able to test
this for the use case you have in mind. You will likely need to augment the embedded server
set up for the security you have in mind or possibly set up an additional test class. 

Look at {{org.apache.commons.vfs2.provider.sftp.test.SftpProviderTestCase}} as a starting
point. Don't forget the edge cases! :) 

Thank you,
> SFTP can not use private keys protected by pass phrase
> ------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: VFS-283
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons VFS
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>    Affects Versions: 1.0
>         Environment: Java client running on Windows XP. OpenSSH server running on CentOS
>            Reporter: Torben Putkonen
>         Attachments: vfs-283.patch
> It is not possible to authenticate an SFTP connection with public key authentication
if the private key is protected by a pass phrase.
> There is no code in org.apache.commons.vfs.provider.sftp.SftpClientFactory that deals
with pas phrases.

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