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How Do I ... Dreamweaver ssh Keys
Secure Shell or SSH is a network protocol that allows data to be exchanged using a secure channel between two networked devices.
It uses SSH key pairs that allow an additional level of security that are used in conjunction with the SFTP protocol.
The key pairs are stored on the client (Dreamweaver) and the server (communications.uwo.ca hosts).
Communications.uwo.ca has 2 hosts shelob.lb.its.uwo.pri and boris.lb.its.uwo.pri connected through a network appliance.
When you connect via sftp or ssh you will connect to either shelob.lb.its.uwo.pri or boris.lb.its.uwo.pri.
For this reason the key pairs must contain both host entries.
The ssh_hosts file is a text file containing the host, ip and public key. Dreamweaver caches the keys.
If the key pair is incorrect or corrupt you may have connection issues. Replace the ssh_hosts file with the correct one. Location varies.
||September 13, 2005||/Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Macromedia/Dreamweaver 8/Configuration/ssh_hosts|
||April 16, 2007||/Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver CS3/en_US/Configuration/ssh_hosts|
||September 23, 2008||/Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver CS4/en_US/Configuration/ssh_hosts|
||April 12, 2010||/Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver CS5/en_US/Configuration/ssh_hosts|
Depending on your operating system, you will find the ssh_hosts file in the one of the following locations:
Mac OSX /Users//Library/Application Support/Macromedia/Dreamweaver 8/Configuration/ssh_hosts
where above is your system username.
Windows XP and 2000
C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\ssh_hosts
where above is your system username. To access the file, go to the "Start" menu and select "Run".
Copy the path above (with your username substituted for above) and click "OK". You may be presented with a dialog box asking you with which application you wish to open the file.
Select Notepad and continue.
Windows 98 SE:
C:\Windows\Application Data\Macromedia\Dreamweaver 8\Configuration\ssh_hosts
/Users/shortname/Library/Application Support/Adobe/Dreamweaver CS4/en_US/Configuration/ssh_hosts