Public key authentication is an alternative to password authentication, providing a more secure authentication method that allows users to avoid entering or storing a password, or sending it over the network. It is done by using the client computer to generate the key-pair (a public key and a private key), provide the public key to the server or the point-to-point, and have the public key installed on that machine.
|User's home directory||C:\Users\aspera_user_1|
Open a Command Prompt window and execute the following commands to create the user's public key folder:
> cd "C:\Users\aspera_user_1" > md .ssh
Use a text editor to create the following file, with no file extension:
Paste the user's public key-string into this file and save it. The user should now be able to establish FASP connections with public key authentication.