SFTP asking for password with Wordpress 1 click


I have started setting up my server using the 1 click Wordpress app. During installation i have added my SSH key and therefore i did not receive any password in the mail. Now, when I SSH into my droplet using ssh root@IP it only asks for a passphrase, which is good I guess and then I’m basically in. That should mean my SSH works? And now the main question: When i try to sftp root@IP it asks for a password?? What password should that be?



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Hey there,

The passphrase sounds like a passphrase created with the SSH key. It’s the password to use the key. If you create an SSH key without a passphrase then you’ll be automatically logged in without any password/passphrase prompting.

I know that FileZilla log in with a ssh key. If you’re on a Mac and use Transmit, the SSH keys are automatically used.

Otherwise you can log in via SSH using your SSH key and run passwd to reset the root password. Then you can use that new password for an SFTP connection.

Happy coding,

Jon Schwenn Platform Support Specialist DigitalOcean