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Filezilla sftp Error: Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available (server sent: publickey)

Posted January 11, 2018 3.3k views
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I tried to build new droplet, I tried to use several different images, such ubutu 14, ubutu 16, lamp, lemp, phpmyadmin on ubutu, wordpress on ubutu, after setting up, I use Filezilla sftp to connect, but all got the same errors:

Error: Disconnected: No supported authentication methods available (server sent: publickey)
Error: Could not connect to server

Something wrong with the recently setting on digital ocean?

I tried methods on the forum, but none works. Please give a detail procedures to solve this problem.

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Same problem. Had any one solution to this problem.? I am trying to connect to a Droplet - one click app Ruby on Rails. Any help will be great.

Hello,

You can double-check the configured settings in FileZilla and make sure that the ssh-key is added/present.

Configure FileZilla
After you install FileZilla, you need to configure it to connect to the Droplet.

Open FileZilla and then click Settings in the Edit drop-down menu.

In the Connection section, click SFTP. This is where you add your Droplet’s private SSH key. Click Add key file…, then locate your Droplet’s private SSH key on your local machine. If FileZilla prompts you to convert the file into a supported format, click Yes.

After you add the SSH key, open the File drop-down menu and click Site Manager. The site manager lets you add, remove, and manage servers and devices that you want to connect to using FileZilla.

Click New Site and enter the name of the Droplet. In the protocol field, select SFTP from the drop-down menu. Enter information for the following fields:

  • Host: The IP address of your Droplet.
  • Port: Enter the port you use to connect to the Droplet (port 22 is the default).
  • Logon Type: Select Interactive.
  • User: Enter the username you are connecting to the Droplet with (root is the default user on most Droplets).

Once you have entered your settings, click Connect. The status field in the top window displays the status of the connection.

You can check this article on How to Transfer Files to Droplets With FileZilla

and also this one How To Use Filezilla to Transfer and Manage Files Securely on your VPS

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-filezilla-to-transfer-and-manage-files-securely-on-your-vps

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/droplets/how-to/transfer-files/

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex

by Pablo Carranza
This article will teach you how to use Filezilla to transfer and manage files securely on your VPS.