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SSH key with passphrase

Justin Jones March 3, 2023

Hi, I am attempting to use atlasian/scp-deploy and my server requires a passphrase for each key. So how do I pass the passphrase programmatically in a deployment pipeline? I am struggling to find an example that shows this usage.

I know that sshpass can be used but I'm not sure that is what the scp-deploy uses. It could certainly use sshpass if a password is set, but that is not a variable in the list of variables.

sshpass -p "password" scp file1.txt root@

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Theodora Boudale
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March 6, 2023

Hi @Justin Jones,

I'm afraid that it is not possible to use the pipe atlasian/scp-deploy with an SSH key that has a passphrase.

Instead of using the pipe, you can use sshpass with scp in the bitbucket-pipelines.yml file of your repo. If the Docker image you are using as a build container doesn't have sshpass or an ssh client, you can add the necessary commands to install them prior to executing the sshpass command. You can also create a custom Docker image that includes these tools and use that as a build container.

If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know!

Kind regards,

Justin Jones March 28, 2023


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