Backup Machine now supports SSH key authentication for SFTP backups

SSH KeyYou can now backup sites even more securely by using SSH Key authentication within Backup Machine.

If your hosting provider supports them, SSH keys offer greater levels of security than regular passwords.

To enable this functionality, simply specify “SSH / SFTP” in our simple “Add Website” wizard, then upload a private key from your server, rather than supply a password.

Your private SSH key should be kept secret, just like your password.  When you upload your key, we strongly encrypt it to keep it safe.

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