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Re: Sshd and key based authentication
- From: "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <reply-to-list-only-lh at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:10:39 -0500
- Subject: Re: Sshd and key based authentication
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- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On 11/18/2013 2:58 AM, Andrea Venturoli wrote:
I'm trying to set up sshd on a Windows 2003 domain controller.
Everything works with password authentication; however I need this for a
script, so, in order to get non-interactive login, I must use keys.
Tried as hard as I could, but I could not achieve this: I'm always asked for
Is this supposed to work? Several posts say so, but no one mentions a domain
controller... Does it bring in anything special?
If you want/have to use domain user logins, then you need to create a
domain equivalent of 'cyg_server'. You can use the scripts that
'ssh-host-config' uses as a guide to do this but the actual process
must be done by hand and you need access and permission on your domain
controller to set this up.
'ssh-host-config' will not handle this case for you.
Are the above users correct? Any problem with it?
For local users, no, no problem.
What are correct ownership and permissions of /home, /home/myuser,
/home/myuser/.ssh and /home/myuser/.ssh/authorized_keys?
'ssh-host-config' will set these up for you. I suggest you use it.
According to some how-tos, ssh-host-confing should have prompted with
"CYGWIN=" and I should have replied "tty ntsec", but this did not happen.
Other how-tos suggest putting this variable in the environment.
Is this information current or obsolete? I tried and it didn't seem to
Yes, this information is obsolete. This is the main reason we
recommend not using various How-To guides that you'll find littered
around the Internet.
Any other hint?
If a domain service account isn't an option, look at the other
options listed in the User's Guide:
Method 2 or 3 might be sufficient for your need.
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