How to configure SSH keys for GIT version control viewer?

I am unable to configure GIT version control viewer.

I am getting the following exception in the logs

2012-09-24 19:10:38,397 QuartzWorker-1 WARN ServiceRunner GitRevisionIndexerJob [xiplink.jira.git.GitManagerImpl]

org.eclipse.jgit.errors.TransportException: git@ UnknownHostKey: RSA key fingerprint is 00:35:ce:fd:b4:63:55:4b:fb:b0:9c:49:5b:22:38:3c

at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.JschConfigSessionFactory.getSession(

at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.SshTransport.getSession(

at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.TransportGitSsh$SshFetchConnection.<init>(

at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.TransportGitSsh.openFetch(

at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.FetchProcess.executeImp(

at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.FetchProcess.execute(

at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.Transport.fetch(

at com.xiplink.jira.git.GitManagerImpl.fetch(

at com.xiplink.jira.git.revisions.RevisionIndexer.updateIndex(

at com.xiplink.jira.git.revisions.RevisionIndexer.access$000(

at com.xiplink.jira.git.revisions.RevisionIndexer$

at com.xiplink.jira.git.revisions.RevisionIndexer.runAndCollectCounters(

at com.xiplink.jira.git.revisions.RevisionIndexer.updateIndex(

at com.xiplink.jira.git.revisions.RevisionIndexJob.execute(



at com.atlassian.jira.service.ServiceRunner.execute(


at com.atlassian.multitenant.quartz.MultiTenantThreadPool$

at org.quartz.simpl.SimpleThreadPool$

Caused by: com.jcraft.jsch.JSchException: UnknownHostKey: RSA key fingerprint is 00:35:ce:fd:b4:63:55:4b:fb:b0:9c:49:5b:22:38:3c

at com.jcraft.jsch.Session.checkHost(

at com.jcraft.jsch.Session.connect(

at org.eclipse.jgit.transport.JschConfigSessionFactory.getSession(

How can I resolve this?

3 answers

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That's strange

Can you do these steps to provide me more information to solve your problem:

1. Add: = DEBUG, console, file

to (this file is somewhere under you jira installation)

2. Restart Jira

3. Collect errors and send log file to

4. Also please add your Jira version, Git plugin version and OS used to run jira


Try to do the following

  1. log as user which is used to run jira
  2. cd to git repository
  3. try to run git pull origin master
  4. answer yes to the prompts appear
  5. also make sure that no password is set for ssh keys

I tried git pull origin master in my GIT repository logging in as the user used to run Jira and it worked fine.

But when I am running reindex from GIT version control viewer,I am getting the same error (Unknown HOST key error).

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