Use of id_rsa key under Windows 8 - Propose to add a note in FAQ #208

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lucamosca1 opened this Issue Nov 14, 2014 · 2 comments

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@lucamosca1

Hi all!
Great work with babun, I?ve discovered just a week ago and since now I'm using only it instead of cygwin and superputty!

I'd like to share with you an issue that could occur in Windows 8 environment: it could happens that usual chmod command to set permission for private key used for ssh connection doesn't work.

To fix this issue I found a solution here for cygwin that works also with Babun
http://superuser.com/questions/397288/using-cygwin-in-windows-8-chmod-600-does-not-work-as-expected

Short story:
From inside your home folder terminal type
mkdir .ssh

and copy your key inside the .ssh folder than:
chgrp -R Users .ssh/
chmod -R 700 .ssh/
chmod 600 .ssh/id_rsa

I think that this tip could be added to your FAQ

cheers

l

@malavolti

It works for me on Windows 8.1

Thank you so much!

@tombujok
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tombujok commented Feb 4, 2015

Thanks for the solution.
Added to FAQ

@tombujok tombujok closed this Feb 4, 2015
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