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Re: [1.7] Do the new security enhancements allow ssh under your own $USERNAME

On 11/05/2009 05:43 PM, aputerguy wrote:

I read the materials in "What's New" and the section "Windows Security in Cygwin" with interest since it describes new authentication potentials.

However, I did not understand the material well enough to know whether 1.7
will allow users to ssh under their own $USERNAME or whether you will always
get USERNAME=SYSTEM (assuming that you started sshd normally with

I use 'ssh' to log on to remote computers to initialize backups by setting
up shadow mounts. However, since vshadow won't run as user SYSTEM, I have to
go through crazy hoops using 'at' to launch the process at the next minute
in the future so that I can get vshadow to run.

This ssh/security limitation is odd coming from a *nix environment where ssh
gives you all the power you want or need...

Welcome to Windows! ;-)

I recommend that you try it and let us know if it solves your problem. The intent
is to get Windows to understand the actual user with pubkey authentication.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
216 Dalton Rd.                          (508) 893-9889 - FAX
Holliston, MA 01746


A: Yes.
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