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Windows stuck on "Authentication failure" on vagrant up #170

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kevinquillen opened this Issue Jul 13, 2015 · 7 comments

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kevinquillen commented Jul 13, 2015

Trying to get this up on Windows for the first time and it is saying Authentication failure... and I can see in the GUI that it is asking for a login. It shouldn't be though, right?

Are there any additional steps needed to setup Windows hosts?

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geerlingguy commented Jul 13, 2015

Nothing else should be required for windows desktops—however, I've never tried it from a laptop without admin privileges, so maybe there's a UAC problem with Vagrant and/or VirtualBox?

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geerlingguy commented Jul 13, 2015

@kevinquillen - Also, can you get a screenshot or even copy+paste of the output with the failure? Would be helpful to see the context.

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kevinquillen commented Jul 14, 2015

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kevinquillen commented Jul 14, 2015

This is what I had to do:

  • Delete insecure_private_key in .vagrant.d/
  • Run vagrant ssh-config
  • vagrant halt
  • vagrant up
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geerlingguy commented Jul 17, 2015

@kevinquillen - I think we can add a note to the Windows documentation page (so others with the same problem can find a solution) and then I'll mark this fixed. I haven't heard the same thing happening to many others, but I'm sure it will happen again, so thanks for posting the solution!

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alex-moreno commented Feb 21, 2018

this happens also in Mac. Removing the insecure key and vagrant up works

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