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Windows Public Key Authentication
- From: "Zimmermann, Benjamin" <benjamin dot zimmermann at hp dot com>
- To: "cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com" <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2008 09:04:32 +0000
- Subject: Windows Public Key Authentication
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since quite a while I am fighting with the problem that Cygwin does not
create a separte login-session when you use the public-key authentication.
Unfortunatly I did not find any good solution to workaround this problem.
General speaking I have not a problem with the behaviour itself, but when
I use the public-key authentication the Windows Utility "diskpart.exe" does
not start. It only works when I use password-authentication instead.
But as diskpart is included in some scripts, it is mandandory for me to use the
I have already search in the archived mails and found some older entries from
the last years discussing this item. In one of the list I have found the following
statement: "It is a limitation of Windows and won't be remedied in the Cygwin 1.5.x series".
Based on this situation I have the following question:
1) Does anybody know a good workaround/solution to make diskpart.exe AND
public-key authentication working?
2) Does anybody know how to make it happen that a new user-session will be
created using the public-key authentication?
3) When will the next major release of Cygwin (Cygwin 1.7 or so...) be released?
4) Does anybody know if the public-key authentication / own session-feature
will be solved in Cygwin 1.7?
Many thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate it.