Seteuid "operation not permitted" error when using LSA for sshd

Mark Pattie
Mon May 28 14:19:00 GMT 2012

Thanks for responding so quickly.

In the security log I can see it has been assigned the privilege
SeTcbPrivilege. Security log entry:

Special privileges assigned to new logon.

	Security ID:		BUILDSERVER\cygwin_sshd
	Account Name:		cygwin_sshd
	Account Domain:		BUILDSERVER
	Logon ID:		0x12c1c4

Privileges:		SeAssignPrimaryTokenPrivilege

In User Rights Assignment it has the following privileges:

Act as part of the operating system
Adjust memory quotas for a process
Logon as a service
Replace a process level token


>Does the account have TCB rights?  That's required to run LSA auth.
>Same for method 3, btw.
>Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
>Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
>Red Hat
>On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 10:15 AM, Mark Pattie <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have installed Cygwin and am running sshd successfully. The
> permission required for the sshd service account "create a token
> object" is not permitted to be granted to any accounts in my
> organization. As such I have decided to use LSA based on Method 2 on
> the following page:
> I had succesfully tested ssh authentication with a public/private
> certificate pair prior to running /usr/bin/cyglsa-config to install
> LSA. I ran the script, removed the "create a token object" permission
> and rebooted the server. Now I cannot authenticate using the
> public/private keys. I receive the following error in the Windows
> event log:
> sshd: PID 2780: fatal: seteuid 1003: Operation not permitted
> When I add the permission back to the service account and restart sshd
> the public/private key authentication works again
> Any help would be great
> Thanks,
> Mark

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