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repo clone with SSH on windows fails

I tried to clone this repo:

When I click on clone, I get the popup (twice actually) "Authentication via SSH keys failed.....blah blah".   I use putty, import the key.  Click yes and retry and back to the same popup.


I am using windows.   using bash shell on windows, I have this setup as well:

mattr@TopWoo MINGW32 /c/users/mattr/.ssh
$ ls -l
total 17
-rw-r--r-- 1 mattr 197609  114 Sep 19 13:16 config
-rw-r--r-- 1 mattr 197609 2727 Sep 19 12:46 git_hub_putty.ppk
-rw-r--r-- 1 mattr 197609  837 Sep 19 12:48 git_hub_putty_public.ppk
-rw-r--r-- 1 mattr 197609 3326 Sep 19 12:39 id_rsa
-rw-r--r-- 1 mattr 197609  749 Sep 19 12:39


Please advise.




2 answers

1 accepted

Turns out my problem was created by me.....

I forgot to upload the public key to github.  I do not know if github returned more data that could be helpful as it was rather difficult to assess the problem. It would be nice to have a better message, if its possible.

Getting rid of the duplicate error messages, however, should be a priority. That is just an frustrating user experience.

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minnsey Atlassian Team Sep 20, 2018


I will check locally but in the meantime can you try switching to openSSH in Tools/Options/General tab and use that?

You will need to export your github key in a suitable format for openSSH.


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