wiki:faq/security/fingerprints

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What's a Fingerprint?

The first time you connect to one of our servers using an ssh-based connection (either via SFTP or ssh), your client program should warn you that you are connecting to a server that you have never connected to before. This warning is important! You do not want to risk connecting to the wrong server, because you will essentially be handing this server your username and password.

With the ssh protocol, servers are identified by "fingerprints." Fingerprints are extremely difficult to forge, so if your program reports that the server you are connecting to has a fingerprint that matches the true fingerprint of the server, you can safely connect.

Coming Soon ... directions for verifying MFPL server fingerprints.