Bamboo, SSH, cygwin and use of SSH TASK from bamboo on Windows VM

Hi Everyone,


I want setup a Virtual Machine (VM) during the run of the Bamboo Plan on Bamboo Remote Agent.

I start the plan, Vagrant starts up VM and I want to use SSH TASK in bamboo to login to this started VM and run some commands. The VM is Windows. It has cygwin installed so that I can log in to Windows VM via SSH.


When I log in via Putty I can use Environment variables I defined in Windows however when I try to use them from SSH TASK in Bamboo I am not able to do so.


I have defined the Environment Variables in the settings of Windows, in the user profile in cygwin, in the general profile script in cygwin. None of this works when I use it via Bamboo.


Is there something I forgot to set up?


Thank you.

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It's an cygwin security feature here's the information:


I am not sure why it works in Putty, but I would try adding the variables to .profile etc. This way it's more like linux env variable insertion. 

Also if your up to using something new I would use remote Powershelling which would enable you to run most commands in provisioning phase. I prefer using powershell in windows as it supports native functions more than the cygwin. But yeah cygwin should work with local user permissions. 



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