Error parsing PEM ASN.1 structure: Error decoding

When using the SFTP Adapter/component, I get the error "Error parsing PEM ASN.1 structure: Error decoding".

Date Entered: 08/06/2007    Last Updated: 08/06/2007

You'll see this error when the PEM key you're providing is not in a format that the adapter/component can parse. Is the PEM Key you're supplying to the SSH Cert Store property in OpenSSH RSA format? If not, you will need to convert it to that format. One way to do that is to use PuTTYgen:

  1. From the Conversions menu select Import Key to import your existing private key.
  2. From the Conversions menu select Export OpenSSH key.

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