A quick question regarding a recent commit

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Oct 19 14:46:00 GMT 2011

On Oct 19 09:58, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> > You recently applied a patch to the Cygwin tree regarding Windows
> > permissions when logging in via SSH with PubKey authentication (see
> > the link below). Another user in the thread confirmed it worked in
> > the latest snapshot. I download the latest cygwin-inst tar ball and
> > replaced the existing installed files on a machine that is suffering
> > from the same issue (with the ones from the archive). After rebooting
> > the machine the issue still persisted though :-( (trying to install
> > an MSI as administrator, works with password auth, not with pub key).
> Please log in with pubkey and run 
>   /cygdrive/c/Windows/System32/whoami /all
> Then post the results here.  That will show which privileges your account
> has, and whether they're enabled.

This is probably not the same problem.  The solution for these cases is
either to just stick to password auth, or to use the passwordless setuid
methods 2 or 3 as outlined in
This should fix this kind of problem, especially method 3.


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