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Private key file permissions w/Cygwin OpenSSH on Vista
- From: Siva <solletica at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 19:51:07 -0500
- Subject: Private key file permissions w/Cygwin OpenSSH on Vista
Re: binary distro of OpenSSH 3.8.1p1
I've been unable to use Cygwin's OpenSSH on Vista w/public key
authentication because ssh.exe always states the file permissions on the
private key file--"id_rsa"--are too open.
I've used the chmod.exe utility to change the permissions on the id_rsa
file to 600, but ssh.exe still pops up with the same error message.
I've also used Windows' cacls.exe command to alter the ACLs for the file
to be ONLY read-accesible to the current user, and the same thing happens.
This behavior DOES NOT occur on XP and 2000 when I try it, i. e.
chmod.exe WORKS on these OSs to change id_rsa's permissions so that
ssh.exe is happy (i. e. to 0600).
Is there a specific bona-fide way to set the id_rsa file's permission to
always be acceptable to Cygwin SSH on Vista, in addition to the other
Let me know. Thanks.
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