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Re: Winscp Script for wth passphrase

I have solved this in an SSIS package that needs to transmit a file. In the package, I have created an Execute Process task to run WinSCP. I have created a variable in the package to store the private key's passphrase. As part of the command line arguments, I entered /parameter // {passphrase}
In the session's script file, I have an open statement with the arguments -privatekey={privateKeylocation} -passphrase=%2
It is %2 because it is the second /parameter argument on my command line.
Hope that helps.

Re: Winscp Script for wth passphrase

I was able to get this to work with the current version (5.7.4), without the need for the -passphrase switch. This is used in a batch script, and the passphrase is passed to winscp using the echo command:
echo yourpassphrase|winscp /command ^
  "option confirm off" ^
  "option transfer binary" ^
  "open s -privatekey=C:path\privatekey.PPK" ^
  "cd /out" ^
  "get testfile*" ^

Hope this helps,


Re: Winscp Script for wth passphrase

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Re: Winscp Script for wth passphrase


(using -privatekey and -passphrase switches)
-passphrase switch is not working, I have downloaded 5.7.6
could you provide the sample script , so it will help in automation script

Re: Winscp Script for wth passphrase

You are not supposed to use Pageant for authentication. That's not it's purpose.

Use the private key file explicitly.

Anyway, see

Winscp Script for wth passphrase

Hello all
Need urgent help
i need to transfer the file to remote (UNIX) server , authentication is through the PPK with passphrase,
i have pageant running and added the key , and in current session batch file is working,
however when i run as batch file thru scheduler it is not working,and it is executing with the same user added the key pageant, and it is asking key to add it in pageant everytime it is login.

has any body done the automation , if yes please share the ideas at the earliest