I have been using Dreamweaver for many years simply because it has a built in FTP manager. This makes working on a website very efficient.

The code editor isn't all that great but I manage with it ok.

However I now have a problem in that Dreamweaver does not support key authentication on any of it's versions.

I am having to access a website that will only allow access using a key, passwords are off limits.

I have had a look around and there doesn't seem to be a solution.

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You haven't really asked a direct question here; But I assume you're asking for a code editor which supports SFTP key auth?

In which case, Coda 2 has built in support for each type of connection (including key authentication).

If you're after a free alternative, I'd use Cyberduck and Sublime Text. If you open a file from Cyberduck (into Sublime Text), it automatically uploads each time you save.

If on the other hand you're looking for a way to use key authentication within Dreamweaver and the software simply doesn't support it, there's no way solve that.

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    Additionally, there is package in Sublime Text called Sublime SFTP that support key authentication. The package cost $20, but you can use the free trial forever, it only shows a reminder to buy from time to time.
    – jherran
    Dec 4, 2014 at 19:27

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