I have big security concern which is about using classic ftp, service, so I have about 50 freepbx diffrent versions and I am trying to get the certificate to work. The thought is getting all 50 freepbx servers to do backup in the same way as ftp.
I Create my certificate using puttygen application, and put the files the proper places, but cannot get pass “not applying a password” and that is a mix between the web part and the system part.
The error I get is [EMPTY] password or null value missing
From the OS
[root@freepbx ~]# ssh -i /var/www/html/admin/images/freepbxprivatekey.ppk test@ftp
Enter passphrase for key ‘/var/www/html/admin/images/freepbxprivatekey.ppk’:
Permission denied (publickey).
From the webpage I cannot set a password.
So some how I am supposed to get the private key into the OS and away from the OS/Asterisk user and I really want to keep the privatekey - private to the asterisk user which have file/folder access on the server.
But because I cannot supply a password the system newer gets to read the public key, or that is at least my understanding???
The documentation for setting this up newer goes into a systemadministrators point of view, where to “consume the public key” and where to put the private key file so that it is not in a html part of the system.
I am using 14.0.14 backup and restore module, but also see the same problem on older versions
Can any help lift the confusion about this??