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Old 06-13-2019, 10:13 AM
berdmann berdmann is offline
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Hi georg,

You are absolutely correct about the substitute user feature that I mentioned previously. My apologies for the recommendation.

I spoke with my colleagues about your goal to switch to root after successfully authenticating your SFTP connection. The SFTP protocol, itself, does not currently provide a way to change users after authenticating with the server.

Thus, there is not currently a way to "su" after authenticating with the SFTP server. This functionality is only available with VShell because we added an extension to the VShell server to provide this capability, specifically.

As for your authentication issue, can you please tell me what steps you took to create and configure your public-key in SecureCRT?

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