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From "Mevlut Evren Tekin (Updated) (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (VFS-283) SFTP can not use private keys protected by pass phrase
Date Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:27:40 GMT


Mevlut Evren Tekin updated VFS-283:

    Comment: was deleted

(was: I haven't realised hyphens would create a strike through in my previous message. It
was unintentional, it should read as:

"Two new methods, setIdentityPairs and getIdentityPairs, have been added to the SftpFileSystemConfigBuilder
class to allow passphrase support for publickey authentication.")
> 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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