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My user account is user1 at local. I am trying to sftp to a remote server using account user2 with sftp user2@remote using a private key. Does sftp use the id_rsa in ~user1/.ssh/? Or ~user2/.ssh/? Or something else?

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Private key from local user on local machine (user1). Public key of user2@remotehost

Edit for more info - you can also specify which identity file to use when making the connection -

ssh -i /path/to/private/key user2@remotehost

In this case, whichever user you are on your local machine has to be able to read/access the private key you are referencing.

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