Networked VGA Grid User Guide
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AFU using SCP

This procedure assumes you have completed the steps in Enable and set timing for AFU and wish to continue with configuration of upload via secure copy (SCP).

To configure upload via SCP:

  1. Select SCP Client from the protocol drop down list in the Automatic File Upload configuration page; the lower half of the page reflects the selection.

  1. Specify the target Server address. If your system is configured with DHCP or has a valid DNS configuration (see Configure DHCP), you can use the server’s fully qualified domain name instead of the IP address.
  2. Specify the Server Port used for the destination SCP server. The standard port is 22.
  3. Enter the SCP account username in the Login field.
  4. Enter the SCP account password in the Password field; the characters are masked with dots. (Alternatively you can choose to use a private key instead of a password for authentication.)

For secure copy you can upload an SSH identity for your Networked VGA Grid. This key must be trusted by the destination server. Details for generating the key and setting up this trust are beyond the scope of this document.

  1. If desired, scroll down to the section labelled SSH identity for SCP and SFTP clients.
    1. If no identity is uploaded, or to upload a new identity (overwrites the old identity):
      1. Click Choose File; a file selection dialog opens.
      2. Select the private key file from your hard drive and click Open.

      The system accepts RSA keys for SSH-1; DSA, ECDSA, EC25519 and RSA for SSH-2. Keys must be in OpenSSH format.

      1. Click Upload to upload the file.
    2. Use the Test your key field to test your uploaded key against the secure server, if desired.
  2. Click Apply; if there are any problems the system notifies you with a message: One or more parameter values are not valid and those were not applied!

The following table describes the options applicable to configuring upload using SCP.

SCP Automatic Upload Configuration Options

NameDescription / Options
Server addressThe IP address (or fully qualified domain name) of the destination server.
Server portThe SCP port used by the target server. Standard port is 22.
LoginUsername for the SCP server.
PasswordPassword for the SCP user.