I'm new to using WinSCP on the C# side of things. I have a basic application written which is just supposed to open a connection to an SFTP folder and download some files. I have the code all set up and ready to go, I'm using the WinSCP Nuget package, but when I run it I'm presented with an exception which says that because I set the protocol to SFTP I must provide an SshHostKeyFingerprint. I'll freely admin that encryption and security are my weaker areas of software development so this may be a very basic question but I have to ask it. Where do I actually obtain that finger print? I found the FAQ below which honestly doesn't help me very much.
Am I to obtain this SshHostKeyFingerprint from the server I am attempting to connect to? If so, does that not require me to be the host? I can't connect to another company's server to get this. Or is this something that I am to generate on my workstation? If so, doesn't this need to be vetted by the server I am connecting to in order to connect?
As a side, why is an SshHostKeyFingerprint required? When I connect using the WinSCP UI I simply enter the Host, Username, and Password and I'm in without an issue. Shouldn't C# code function relatively the same?