How do I connect to my droplet with SFTP using Dreamweaver CC?

Posted March 14, 2017 4.7k views
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I set up ssh keys with PuTTy and they work. But when I try to use the same username, private key file and passphrase with Dreamweaver for SFTP, I get an error that the username and password are incorrect. For SFTP Address I’m using the IP Address of my droplet.

What am I doing wrong?

Overview of what I’m looking at:

  • Server Name:
  • Connect using: SFTP
  • SFTP Address:
  • Port: 22
  • Authentication: (two options: username & password, and Private Key File) Private Key File
  • Username:
  • Identity File:
  • Passphrase:
  • Root Directory:
  • Web URL:

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Based on what you’ve provided you should have the connection set up properly. I’d recommend checking this page in the official documentation and if you continue having trouble, check your logs in /var/log to see if more details are recorded for the error you’re getting.

Dreamweaver supports only OpenSSH key files.