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GIT on Private SSH key is invalid or empty

Hi Team,

I have got a GIT repo created in my project and have got me private key generated.

Parameters used while creating the Key was SSH-2 DSA with number of bits as 1024. This was generated from PUTTY Keygen.

So currently my Key looks like this:

PuTTY-User-Key-File-2: ssh-dss
Encryption: aes256-cbc
Comment: bh.raki@gmail.com
Public-Lines: 10
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
Private-Lines: 1
0U26WTfxR0Orx2rv7+RkOMHdH/KP9m7kVJ0RV23APWY=
Private-MAC: 104c9e40a607b30fc7356083789eec31c4f8e135.

When I import this key while adding the GIT repo in JIRA I am getting the below error:

"That is not a valid SSH private key. Please try a different one.
Technical error reported from the git client:
Private SSH key is invalid or empty"
Can you please advise?
Thanks,
Rakesh

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Hi Rakesh,

Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "When I import this key while adding the GIT repo in JIRA" - are you using a JIRA plugin that allows you to host git repositories?

The private key that you have generated is putty specific and uses a different format to a private key generated by for example OpenSSH (ssh-keygen).

I think a private key in the latter format is what you need to make this work.

Cheers,

Stefan

Hi Team,

Thanks for your kind response. I am happy to get this issue closed.

Thanks,
Rakesh

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