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

lucamosca1 opened this Issue Nov 14, 2014 · 2 comments


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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

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




It works for me on Windows 8.1

Thank you so much!

tombujok commented Feb 4, 2015

Thanks for the solution.
Added to FAQ

@tombujok tombujok closed this Feb 4, 2015
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